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Business of Freelancing (WEB303)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Description This unit focuses on the business and management of setting up and running a creative practice as a freelancer in an online environment. This will involve focusing on business fundamentals, taxation, contracts, estimating, budgets, grant writing and securing funding for freelancers.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Develop and apply consulting strategies for small business owners and freelancers in the media and creative industries;
2. Develop and apply the principles of freelancing within the context of business frameworks;
3. Develop, plan and present a proposal to a real life client;
4. Develop and apply effective interpersonal communication skills in relation to working as a member of a diverse team or as an individual business owner.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 4 hours every second week
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit provides an opportunity for students to research, analyse, design and develop the elements of a successful freelancing business.
Assessment Assessments in this unit may include:
* Client pitch proposals
* Small business plans
* Presentations
* Exams and tests
* Participation and professionalism
* Online discussions and quizzes
Assessment and feedback are iterative in that each assessment will cumulatively build on the next toward the successful development of a business plan and online strategies for freelancers . Students receive feedback through, in class discussion, written assignments, student group work and online assignment feedback and discussion.
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Web Communication (BA) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Ms Maeve Berry
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