The best thing about working in the creative industries is you can always create work for yourself. This module introduces you to entrepreneurial opportunities and gives you the theory behind pricing, promoting and pitching your goods and services. We feel it’s important to have this early on in the course so you are able to start building your passion as soon as possible.
Creative entrepreneurs look outside existing social, economic and cultural paradigms to create new and innovative partnerships. They develop new markets for existing products and services. They engage in research and development to develop new solutions to contemporary problems.
In this unit, you will examine the role and activities of entrepreneurs working in creative industries, consider the socio-economic value of creative entrepreneurship, and analyse the mindset of the creative entrepreneur. You will also develop a marketable product or service that could be pitched to potential investors.
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- International students
- Domestic students
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1. Identify and define entrepreneurial qualities and practices in creative industries
2. Evaluate and test viability of entrepreneurial ideas
3. Apply design thinking to the development of a viable entrepreneurial idea
4. Reflect on entrepreneurial practice and opportunity for self development
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Two hour tutorial and three hours of collaborative workshops per week.
Launceston and Hobart students will study at Foundry campuses.
AT1: Case study review (30%)
AT2: Entrepreneur workshop (30%)
AT3: Design idea - promotional pitch and rationale (40%)
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