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Presentation Skills For Creatives (Weekend)

Presentation Skills For Creatives (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alison Branagan


To make a success of your arts practice, design business or portfolio career within the visual arts and creative industries, ideas need to be 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 sell at fairs and exhibitions.

During this course you will learn by a mix of taught theory and practical exercises - techniques that will build your confidence and help you overcome any public speaking fears. This will assist you in the structuring of oral presentations; improve vocal performance, the delivery of pitches and presenting to camera.

The course includes a talk by a creative presentation skills or a blogging expert.

Who should take this course?

Artists, makers, designers, photographers or any other creative professionals wishing to develop their entrepreneurship skills.

Entry requirements: None

Level: BeginnersRead more about this course on the CSM Short Course blog

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
Please bring to the first day three to four examples/images of your artwork, creative products/ services and marketing materials - if you have any, printed out as A4 or A3 if possible.
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.
Please bring along a copy of Alison's book (optional,  but strongly recommended 'The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers' Revised and Updated): 

Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.