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Presentation Skills For Creatives

Presentation Skills For Creatives

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alison Branagan


To make a success of your practice, career or business within the visual arts and creative industries, ideas need to me conveyed in a clear and engaging manner. This course will support you in raising your profile and attracting new clients. It is essential to present yourself and your artwork, creative products and proposals confidently to potential sponsors and be able to buy at fairs and exhibitions.

Topics covered

During this course you will learn by a mix of taught theory and practical exercises and techniques that will build your confidence and help you overcome any public speaking fears.

This summer school course will assist you in the structuring or oral presentations; improve vocal performance, webcam use, and make the most of written, printed and visual materials.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at artists, designers, photographers or creative professionals who are already trading or employed in the arts or design sectors or who intend to set up an arts or design practice.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Alison Branagan MA IC FRSA is an author, creative enterprise consultant and an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins.

Over the last decade Alison has written several business start-up and specialist enterprise books for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. Her latest book is The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers, second edition, with a foreword by Sir James Dyson is published by Bloomsbury. She lectures in business start-up, innovation, legal matters, self-promotion, and presentation skills. Alison has also developed entrepreneurial workshops and initiatives for a number of arts colleges, universities and organisations.

She is also an associate of the Design Trust, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Member of the Society of Authors, Associate of the Institute of Consulting, Member of the Federation of Small Businesses, and Crafts Council mentor. Alison has also been an ethical adviser to the Association of Illustrators and a mentor for the The Freelancer Club, (for stylists, fashion designers and photographers).

She has also worked as a specialist arts and design business adviser for a wide range of enterprise support and creative industries programmes in the UK. She has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Birmingham School of Art and an MA (Distinction) in Applied Art and Visual Culture from Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design. For further information about her publications, workshops and view a selective archive of her arts practice please visit:


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Examples/images of your artwork, creative products/ services and marketing materials - if you have any.
  • Please do not wear any tight fitting or precious clothes to the first class as our first guest speaker will be going through some warm up exercises.

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