Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
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The unit provides a greater understanding of design studio operation and management. Topics centre around the operation of a small business (design studio) and include setting a foundation for the business (goals and objectives), marketing principles for gaining clients, client relationship management, project management, costing projects, writing fee proposals, job cost reconciliation, establishing a schedule of fees, overview of tax systems and company structures (incorporated companies, sole trader, GST and other tax obligations) and understanding resourcing for small business. The perspective will be on professional practice and conduct.
On successful completion of this unit students should:
One minor written assignment (20%)
One major written assignment (50%)
One oral presentation (30%)
12 hours per week, including 4 contact hours and 8 independent study hours
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