Starting Your Creative Business

AVDM 0115

For creative entrepreneurs, starting a business can feel overwhelming. This course will help you discover your talents and strengths and guide you from the idea phase through to launching your business. Learn how to differentiate yourself from the competition, define your market niche, establish pricing models, negotiate with clients, manage contracts and invoicing, and put it all together into a business plan. Ideal for anyone running a service business—including creatives, coaches, consultants, designers, photographers and more—this course will ease the transition from concept to business and take you from inspiration to income.

Hours: 12

Class Sections

No classes are available for online enrollment at this time.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, designer, artisan or consultant, our professional development courses can ease the transition from concept to business and help take you from inspiration to income!

Digital Media and Graphics Foundation

Professional Development Certificate

Develop digital design and graphics software skills with courses in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Learn use of the software to create art, design and illustration, and for design of web design elements and multi-page documents.

Visual Art Foundation

Professional Development Certificate

Learn visual art foundations such as drawing, painting, mixed media and more to build an art portfolio

Web Design and Development

Professional Development Certificate

Learn to Design and Create your Own Websites


Professional Development Certificate

Discover photography essentials with courses in Digital Photography, Speedlighting and Lightroom. Learn best practices in professional camera use, lighting and composition at any budget.


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or if you would prefer not to enrol online, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

School of Continuing Education
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Customized corporate training

Let us develop and deliver custom learning solutions for your workplace. Contact our corporate training team at 780-497-5207 for a comprehensive needs assessment and on-site or off-site training that fits your schedule.

We're moving

The School of Continuing Education will move to Allard Hall at City Centre Campus Fall 2020.