Artist Communication: An Interdisciplinary Business and Professional Communication Course

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The arts have not received much attention from business and professional communication (BPC) scholars who are interested in workplace communication. This article begins to fill that gap by explaining a course focused on the BPC that artists produce in their careers. Students learned BPC genres by addressing arts situations: They crafted email pitches to promoters, took promotional photography, created crowdfunding proposals, and more. I argue that teaching artist communication can give a new context to existing BPC assignments, encourage interdisciplinary initiatives, and allow for the incorporation of natively digital communication genres into existing courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBusiness and Professional Communication Quarterly
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • curriculum
  • email
  • genre
  • pedagogy
  • proposals
  • visual communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)


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