Many universities, colleges and schools now understand that most of their creative graduates will not walk into paid employment automatically, and that migrating from job to job is a more likely reality. Freelancing might also be the goal of many entrepreneurial students, and others might want to start a small creative business or launch a non-profit arts organisation.
However, for any of these ventures to succeed, a basic understanding of small business is absolutely essential.
The benefit of working with Creative Plus Business is that our sole focus is just that – educating creative practitioners about business, freelancing and arts entrepreneurialism. We have worked with educational institutions for over a decade, helping them to create units, courses and assessments that help impending graduates prepare for the “real-world” of creative work.
We also provide guest lecturers in the fields of creative business, entrepreneurialism and grant writing.
Our educational clients benefit from being able to hand over the reigns for any of their in-house professional practice needs, and rely on us to create tailored educational programs specifically for the needs of their students.
We are also qualified to create programs and assessments that conform to nationally recognised units of competency, and other tertiary courses.
Some of our current and previous experience includes:
National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA): All Professional Practice lectures for Year 3 Acting, Design, Props and Costume students, and Year 2 stage management, since 2015.
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS): Guest lecturer in creative business practice for Graduate Diploma, Grad Cert and Bachelors students since 2006.
Sydney Dance Company: Guest lecturer in Freelancing and Business Practice for the Pre-Professional Year since 2014.
Australian Institute of Music (AIM): Guest Lecturer for Entrepreneurship and Creative Business Management for the graduating Bachelor of Performance students since 2014.
University of Western Sydney (UWS): Guest Lecturer for the Associate Degree in Creative industries, and Creative Industries program at UWS College in 2012 and 2013.
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