Excerpt from course description

Art and Design Industries


Broadly covering the visual arts, graphic and visual design, digital design, and formgiving design (clothing, furniture, interior, etc.), the course facilitates students to gain knowledge about the art and design industries' actors, structures, processes, metrics of value, economic and cultural policy conditions, and methods for problem solving. Students develop skills in design thinking and artistic methods applicable within and beyond art and design, in art and design related communication/marketing, in industry specific financing options and challenges, and in processes of value creation in the art and design industries.

Course content

  • What is art and design and what (if anything) separates them?
  • Mapping the art and design industries by their goods, participants, structures and organizations
  • Systems of value in art and design, and the correlation and antagonism between these
  • The economic value chain in art and design
  • Introduction to design thinking and artistic methods applied to non art and design sectors
  • Communication in the market art and design goods
  • Introduction to the financing challenges and options for art and design organizations


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