Inresponse to your request for changes in an artist's curriculum. The most important training that a young artist should have during his creative encouragement is a good basic business foundation. I graduated from Pratt Institute in'79 able to shoot and finish archival prints [photography], am very well versed in art and photo history as well as having knowlege about various techniques. They did however let me graduate, with honors, without knowing how to price a photosession or basic book keeping. Go figure. Many artists need this info to survive in the world as we know it.
Good Luck on your project. Excuse any misspelled words. Bye