What if art schools required you to earn back your tuition to graduate with the sale of your art? How about business schools?
Obviously, they don’t have this requirement, but now I do.
My goal is that every student who enrolls in The MAKING Art Making MONEY Semester earns back their tuition payment, at a minimum.
So I’ve decided to make my goal a requirement to graduate.
How? The final project is where my students create a prototype series to prove their concept after they have:
- produced five key business planning documents
- passed their Knowledge Check
- completed a one-on-one call with me
It is the called The MAKING Art Making MONEY Semester.
Here’s how it works. Once a student has determined their niche and how they can deliver unique value, they have to test their hypothesis.
They approach members of their target market, who can afford what they offer, and ask the prospect if they would like to participate in their final project.
They let each prospect know that their Prototype Series is homework, so the prospect has no an obligation to buy.
They also let their prospect know that if they do find value in what my student has created, then the prospect will have first dibs to purchase it, for a limited amount of time.
My students can break the ice by letting a prospect know that I am making them do this as a requirement for graduation.
Students find that most people are happy to help.
So what do students learn from the Prototype Series final project?
If they get paid, they learn that they have confirmed that plan is working.
If they don’t get paid, they need to figure out why by testing another prototype.
Most students can earn back their tuition, while kick starting their new artistic enterprise.
The final project turns theory into reality and it is the best test of their comprehension and willingness to succeed.
This is why waiting to have a cohesive body of artwork before you apply is a waste of time.
What are you waiting for? Apply now.