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The Professional Skills Short Course will equip you with an understanding of how fundamental design principles are applicable in the context of art installation.  Various aspects such as balance contrast and focal point are discussed. These aspects are applied to the exhibition installation techniques. Guidance is provided on the framing and mounting of artworks, and you are equipped with the correct international methodology in creating a label for your artwork. You will be guided as to how to write an artist bio and artist statement. This course is strongly aimed at the acquisition of professional skills.




The Short Course in Professional Skills can only be done as ONE unit, that is, comprising all FIVE Modules.




The course includes ONE Assignment.




Cost of Short Course: R1200




Module 3.1  Art presentation  

In this module the presentation of 2D, 3D, moving imagery and installations is considered. Framing and mounting of 2 D work is covered; the different options in presenting sculpture; what an installation in both an interior and an exterior venue entails; and the presentation of video productions and other moving imagery. We will consider white cube, black cube and no cube options.

Module 3.2  Exhibition design principles   

This module deals with the application of fundamental design principles to the art of installing and art exhibition. Aspects such as balance, contrast, movement, rhythm, unity, focal point, emphasis and identity are considered.  

Module 3.3 Exhibition installation techniques   

In this module we look at how to create identity in an exhibition and consider various critical factors such as the character of the venue in the installation of an art exhibition. Aspects such as audience, height, spacing, variation, and architecture are discussed.

Module 3.4 The exhibition proposal  

This module guides you to methodologies of marketing and how to compile an exhibition proposal for presentation to a gallerist or curator.  You will acquire skills in compiling an artist bio and an artist statement. 

Module 3.5 Captions & Titles   

In this module you will be taught how to caption your work according to international convention and how to create a suitable and appropriate title for your artwork. 

3 CAP Short Course in Professional Art Practice, R1200

    • There is ONE assignment in this Short Course. 

    • After registration you will receive a link to the study material which you have to work through. 

    • Several web links are included; please visit these and read through in order to maximise your learning experience.

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