Professionalising Practice Project


Professionalising Practice Project

What is it?

An opt-in ‘menu’ of talks, training, mentoring, opportunities and live briefs to help you enhance your Professional attitude, your Personal skills and your Practice.

When is it?

It runs all year from Oct-Apr. You can pick and choose which options are interesting to you

Why Should I?

  • To learn professional behaviours and gain business and personal skills to enable you to make a living from your creative practice.
  • To develop your awareness and understanding of professional opportunities available on graduation.
  • To meet and be inspired by a huge network of practitioners from Art, Design and Media
  • Last year, of the 350+students engaged with P370%+felt more prepared for their creative careers after graduation

 Last year we provided talks from all these practitioners:
Patricia van den Akker (Design Trust), Sophie Lee (Artist), Emilia Telese (Artist), Vicky Carr (Textbook Studios), Manchester Metropolitan University Careers Service, Laura Harper (National Intellectual Property & Creative Industries Group ), Holly Willats (Art Licks), Studio Tej, Dr Noki, Simone Ridyard (Urban Sketchers), Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (Textile Research Centre), Susie MacMurray (Artist), Hannah Robinson (Mary Mary), Silo Studio, Roger Stevens (Illustrator), Grant Gee (Film-maker), Hwa Young (Multimedia), Alessandra Mostyn (Manchester Print Fair), Brendan Dawes (Designer), Le Gun (Arts Collective), Makers Dozen (Arts Collective), Mark Titchner (Artist), Colin O’Toole (Director).

How do I sign up?

Look for the P3 section on your home Moodle area and sign up.

What students told us about P3:

  • “Now much more confident I will make a living/support my practice development within the art world.” MA Textiles student
  • “Definitely one of the best things I have experienced at MMU”. 3rd Year 3D Design Student
  • “These sessions should be compulsory. This is exactly what was missing from my BA Illustration course at Cardiff Met. I was not professionally prepared. These sessions are invaluable.” MA Illustration student

P3 is currently for all students in Art, Design and Media and we’re developing links to open this across the whole Arts & Humanities Faculty. Whilst it is extracurricular, the sessions are designed to complement students’ education and to enable them to graduate with an informed view of expected professional practice.

Who can I contact? 


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