Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students will learn:


-to understand business opportunities and practices of their own arts and design fields

-to gain an overview of basic professional and business practices in their respective fields

-to create a personal entrepreneurship career assessment

-to gain basic business literacy and skills including user research, marketing etc

-to apply this knowledge to a specific arts and design field or market

-to give a professional presentation on their ideas

-to understand how to build sustainable work methods

Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.10.2024 - 26.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Johannes Kaira

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Entrepreneurial practices, what is entrepreneurship, planning, negotiating, calculating and optimizing.

    Students will work individually and in small groups to analyze the business practices of their fields and define characteristics of an ideal art entrepreneur. What needs to be done to keep customers happy, bank balance on the plus side and mental and physical health in check. Exercises include role model interviews, customer interviews and reflection. Essentially, they go through the business model canvas. They will also practice negotiating skills and make financial calculations. The sessions include guest lecturers from different areas of creative industry and discussions about dilemmas related to the relationship between art and entrepreneurship.

    Final submission will be a presentation of the entrepreneurial landscape of a specific creative field

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participating in the lectures, submitting all the assignments.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 21 hours.

    Independent work 60 hours.


    Group work

    Individual work




Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Will be given in course

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    5 Gender Equality

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Autumn II


    Minimum amount of participants 10. Maximum amount of participants 50.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture, https//