In this class, fine art and illustration students will focus on acquiring the essential skills they will need to be successful creative professionals. They will practice communication skills, and learn to budget their time to accomplish their goals and thrive. Basic accounting skills including taxes, cash flow statements, as well as other personal finance topics will be explored. They will learn about self-promotion, social media marketing, and various essential legal criteria such as contracts will be discussed. Market research will be explored and students will work to define their real world career goals beyond their education.