School of Extended Studies



Turn Your Talent Into a Business: Entrepreneurship for Artists

This course is specifically designed to suit the needs of artists and will teach you how to turn your skills and talent into a business. Students will learn how to design a business model as well as the fundamentals of marketing, including how to identify potential customers both online and offline. We'll look at the different ways to sell your products or services, touch on the basic financial information you need to know, and some soft skills that can dramatically impact the success of your business. We'll also touch on branding, how to optimize your website. Class limit is 20.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: September 21 2017

Course Code: ESAR-0119   [Register Now]

Instructor: Carolyn Crewe

Site: P202, 1107 Marginal Road

Date / Time:   Sep 28 - Nov 30, Th 6:00pm-9:00pm 17/09/28 for 10wks   (10 sessions)

Tuition: $ 295 + HST

Portfolio Preparation (ONLINE)

This online course focuses on improving the overall quality of portfolios required for application to accredited visual arts programs. NSCAD faculty, Anna Sprague and Charley Young, will guide you through this online course with weekly exercises and personal feedback. Topics are based on portfolio requirements for NSCAD University and other national art schools and will include: writing an admissions essay, documenting artwork, and evaluating portfolio content. Studio exercises are process driven, experimental and will help to strengthen problem-solving and observational skills. Each week students will be technically and conceptually challenged by new projects and exercises that are designed to broaden the scope of their portfolio. Students should allot a minimum of 4 hours per week to complete course work. Students will be provided with individual feedback and portfolio recommendations from their instructor. Class limit is 24 Prerequisite: completion of grade 11 or higher.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: September 16 2017

Course Code: ESUP-0111   [Register Now]

Instructor: Anna Sprague

Site: ONLINE, 5163 Duke Street

Date / Time:   Sep 24 - Nov 26,   (10 sessions)

Tuition: $ 350 + HST

Contact us:
T 902 494-8185

Mailing Address:
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3J6

Office Address:
5163 Duke Street
4th Floor, Student Accounts
Halifax, NS

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4pm