Perspektiven beruflicher Praxis

Alexandra Graupner
Center Research Focus, Center Research Focus
2022W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 1.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04219



Terms like marketing, project implementation, entrepreneurial self-employment hover over you like a sword of Damocles - you know you might need them at some point, but you're unsure if you want to dive deep into the subject matter?  Our course provides insight to different professional options and different fields of professional matters (PR, Marketing, Self-Employment, Research, Funding Options, overview of organizations). We let people from different institutions talk shop and offer some interesting point of views of their professional field. Colleagues and alumni of the Angewandte will give a first insight into the conceptual matter, talk about their own professional practice and be available for questions in a subsequent discussion.
Our course will provide an introduction and overview of the above concepts in ten units, including a field trip to a Viennese institution, in which case the course unit will last until 12:30 p.m. each.

This course is offered in English

ATTENTION: This course is a co-teaching format. In order to receive all ECTS points, please attend both seminars with the title "Perspektiven beruflicher Praxis" (Lecturers: Alexandra Graupner and Angelika Zelisko, course numbers: S04219 and S04221).

This course will be offered in English

Examination Modalities

Prerequisites for grading:
regular participation (unexcused absence in maximum 1 session)
active participation
punctual handing in


1st Session, Wednesday 12.10.2022
09:30 - 11:30
Overview and presentation of guests

2nd Session, Wednesday 19.10.2022 
09:30 – 11:30
“The Big Picture” - Themes & Contents: Introduction to project management, financing your idea and the institutional landscape (who can help me with what I'm doing?)

3rd Session, Wednesday 09.11.2022 
09:30 - 11:30
Angewandte alumni and artist Anna Vasof about her artistic career 

4th Session, Wednesday 16.11.2022 
09:30 - 11:30
Alexander Damianisch about Artistic Research: What is Artistic Research? What funding possibilities are there and where should I start?  

5th Session, Wednesday 23.11.2022
09:30 - 12:30
PRACTICAL UNIT: Vienna Business Agency - Excursion to the Vienna Business Agency about their offer for self-employment and funding opportunities (funding for the self-employed, support in application processes, good practice examples, workshops on all aspects of self-employment). Attention - since this is a practical unit, this unit will last until 12:30!

6th Session, Wednesday 30.11.2022
09:30 - 12:30
KARL SALZMANN is talking about how to turn your artistic endeavours into real projects.

7th Session, Wednesday 07.12.2022 
09:30 - 11:30
Guest: ANTOINETTE RHOMBERG on entrepreneurial self-employment. Price calculation, tax, new self-employment or which business form do I choose? Accounting, social security... Antoinette gives a short insight into the contents of her course ( and is happy to answer your questions.

8th Session, Wednesday 14.12.2022  
09:30 - 11:30
Alumni of Studio Greg Lynn and founder of Hofmarcher Architecture+Design+Gallery in Scheibbs, will show us the road that lead him to become a freelance designer and architect with the focus on metaldesign.

9th Session, Wednesday 11.01.2023
09:30 - 11:30

10th Session, Wednesday 18.01.2023 
09:30 - 12:30
“The Curator’s view” Marlies Wirth from Museum of Applied Arts Vienna (MAK) will talk about the daily business as a curator of a museum, her own career path and how she collaborates with artists.

11th Session, Wednesday 25.01.2023
(additional dates possible)
09:30 - 11:30
oral exam



12 October 2022, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7
19 October 2022, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7
09 November 2022, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7
16 November 2022, 09:30–11:30 FLUX 1
23 November 2022, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7
30 November 2022, 09:30–11:30 FLUX 2
07 December 2022, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7
14 December 2022, 09:30–11:30 FLUX 2
11 January 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 7
18 January 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 34
25 January 2023, 09:30–11:30 Lecture Room 1

Course Enrolment

From 20 July 2022, 08:40 to 11 October 2022, 08:40
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Master): Study Areas: Study Area 5: Communication and Cooperation Strategies

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Theoretical Basics: Designmanagement

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Designmanagement

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): Fashion Communication and Fashion Business: In-depth Free Electives

Fine Arts (2. Section): Economic and Organizational Practice: Self-management and Project Management

Fine Arts (2. Section): Economic and Organizational Practice: Free Electives out of Economic and Organizational Practice

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Management, Marketing, Legal Issues

Individual courses: possible