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Growing Your Creative Business

Behind the scenes of 'I Am Emmanuel' | Dir. Genevieve Clay-Smith | Photo: Gary Compton

Develop your creative business

Gain insights into how to develop your creative business to thrive in today’s media landscape. This highly relevant weekend course focuses on issues of sustainability and growth in business and will help you learn to identify your key services and products, new opportunities, and the structured business models needed to support expansion. Practical information will be provided for running your business, drafting a business action plan and identifying opportunities. Be inspired to start taking your career from a project-by-project struggle to an integrated growth strategy.

Services and products

Learn how to identify your services and products and how to maximise their value

Business models

Understand a range of business models and best practice for running a small to medium enterprise (SME)

Business plans

Gain insights to start developing a draft business plan for a new business, or to reimagine an existing business

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for:

  • Media industry freelancers wanting to develop their existing business or create a new business
  • Existing media enterprises seeking to inject change and growth into their business

Meet Your Tutors

Tony Shannon

Tony Shannon is a specialist in operating and growing businesses in the creative sector. Originally studying writing, Tony worked for…

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What you will need

This is a weekend, intensive, classroom-based course.  To get the most from it, you’ll need to be clear about what you want to achieve from a new business or how you’d like to reimagine an existing business. It will be helpful to have a broad understanding of the media landscape and likely future trends.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

For more information call 1300 131 461, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.