This course prepares fine art majors with essential knowledge and practical strategies necessary to effectively seek out venues for their own art, which include gallery representation, co-operative and alternate spaces, commissions, government grants, competitions, residencies and graduate schools. The class visits area artists’ studios, galleries, art centers and museums. Students are exposed to working professionals such as artists, art administrators, gallery directors and museum curators. At the conclusion of the course, students will have created professional-grade portfolio materials and an online presence, which includes an artist statement, résumé and documentation of artwork. Students use their portfolios to submit applications to exhibitions, residency programs, grants, and graduate schools. Students also learn how to properly display, store and ship art using sound archive methods.