Course Description

Ever dreamed of working for yourself? This course will teach you the fundamentals of setting up your art or design business: How to write a mission statement, create a business plan, determine what to charge for your products or services, and structure your business for tax purposes. In six short weeks, you will discover how these tools work together to put your business plan into motion and start on the path to successful self-employment.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Sep 12, 2022 to Oct 24, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 03, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 05, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 12, 2022 to Oct 24, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

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