Perspektiven beruflicher Praxis

Alexandra Graupner
Center Research Focus, Center Research Focus
2023S, 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, including two evening events (see dates below), a field trip to a Viennese institution and special guests.

This course is offered in English.

Starting date: March 15th, 09:30 - 11:30, Seminarraum 8, OKP

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).

Examination Modalities

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


Session 1 , March 15
09:30 - 11:30, SR 8
Lecture Overview: the why, how and who

Session 2, March 22
09:30 - 11:30, SR 8
“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?)

!! Session 3, March 29 - EVENING DISCUSSION !!
17:30 - 20:30 
Artistic Research in Practice with an introduction by Alexander Damianisch
Panel with SOPHIE LUGER and LENIA MASCHA (INTRA Project "SoundCape"), KATRIN HORNEK (Project "The Anthropocene Surge") and a PhD student (tbc) from the Zentrum Fokus Forschung are giving an insight into their projects and discuss what brought them to research, what was helpful, where they started, how they are working and other valuablel insights
takes place at Zentrum Fokus Forschung

!! Session 4, April 19 - EVENING DISCUSSION !!
17:30 - 20:30 
Alumni Talk - carreer perspectives
with Maria Kanzler, collective Sirene, visual communication, social design (Alumna from Graphic Design/Social Design)
Johanna Pichlbauer: studio community Design in Gesellschaft, Speculative Design, Interior Design, Curation, Object Design, Creative Consultancy, Workshops (Alumna from Industrial Design)
and Kilian Jörg, performancer, makes multi-media-installations and soundart (Alumnus from Arts&Science)
takes place at  Zentrum Fokus Forschung

Session 5, April 26
09:30 - 11:30, SR 8
Guest: WOLFGANG FIEL on perspectives of artistic empowerment (

Session 6, May 3 
09:30 - 11:30, SR 8
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.

Session 7, May 10
09:30 - 11:30,SR 8 
Guest: CORNELIS VAN ALMSICK graduated as an architect at the Technical University of Berlin in 2007, after studying at the University of Applied Arts in Zaha Hadid‘s. Since 2012 he has been working increasingly as a freelance curator. Exhibited artists included a.o. Daniel Richter, Heimo Zobernig, Wolfgang Lehrner, Kay Walkowiak and Angelika Loderer.

Session 8, May 17

09:30 - 11:30, SR 8 
PRACTICAL UNIT: Vienna Business Agency 
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).

Session 9, May 24
09:30 - 12:30, SR 8 
Guest: KARL SALZMANN on artistic project implementation as a professional practice (

Session 10, May 31
09:30 - 11:30, SR 8 


15 March 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
22 March 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
29 March 2023, 17:30–20:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
19 April 2023, 17:30–20:30 Zentrum Fokus Forschung
26 April 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
03 May 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
10 May 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
17 May 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
24 May 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8
31 May 2023, 09:30–11:30 Seminar Room 8

Course Enrolment

Until 14 March 2023, 22:30
Via online registration

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Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible