Course Title: Major Project Presentation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project Presentation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Fiona Hillary

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 399254978

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 50 Level 2

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed VART3421 Integrated Project 2 and VART3423 Theories and Professional Practice 2 before you commence this course.

Course Description

This course will be co-delivered with the MFA course VART3620 Professional Practice.

In this course you will be exposed to a variety of voices and positions from within the art world that contribute to your evolving relationship to professional art practice.

Drawing on expertise from arts industry professionals including practicing artists, curators, gallerists (including public, commercial and artist-run initiatives), theorists, critics and gallery administrators, this course experience may consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, studio visits and field trips.You will also begin to incorporate your research into your field of practice identifying thinkers and makers that constellate the world of your creative practice.

This course includes work integrated learning experiences in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Analyse and evaluate global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts that may inform your art practice.
  • Research, analyse and synthesise information and select appropriate methods and resources within your art practice.
  • Engage in discourse and scholarship that is globally informed, culturally and socially aware, ethical and respecting of difference and diversity.
  • Engage in autonomous and continuous learning concerning new developments in artistic production and associated discourses.    

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

    1. Critically and reflectively evaluate your creative practice in relation to pertinent issues raised during the seminars
    2. Apply new professional understandings of art practice with creativity and initiative
    3. Engage in a critical dialogue about your creative practice
    4. Develop an advanced body of knowledge with reference to cultural, social and political spheres of the contemporary art sector

Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of learning activities are used primarily through lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

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The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

The Professional Practice Advanced Seminars will be assessed through three tasks that critically explore diverse ideas operative within contemporary art practice. Primarily this will be a professional practice report (50%: 1500-2000 words) and two tasks that ask you to critically reflect on course material and seminar presentations. These may take the form of panel presentations, reviews, and written proposals for grants, exhibitions or residencies

Written proposal for a grant/exhibition or residency (LO 1 2 3)(WIL task) 30%

Amended Proposal (LO 1 2 3 4)(incorporating WIL feedback) 30%

Website/Portfolio (LO 1 2 3 4) 40% 


Assessment Tasks

1. An industry standard proposal for a grant, exhibition or residency (WIL task with industry assessor feedback) 30%

Students will have the opportunity to develop their professional skills through preparing a proposal for a grant, exhibition or residency. This assessment is a genuine professional development opportunity – you are encouraged to find something that you want to apply for.

Writing about your practice and preparing support material are important skills to develop. The ability to communicate effectively to funding bodies, galleries, media and other arts industry bodies is an important professional skill. This project will help you develop skills in writing clear and concise proposals that effectively articulate your practice, as well as developing support material that is a strong representation of your work.

To complete this assessment, find something that you want to apply for. This could include:

  • an application to a funding agency (such as an Australia Council for the Arts grant).
  • an exhibition proposal (examples include West Space, Bus Projects or Kings ARI).
  • a residency application (such as ‘Tropical Lab’ at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore).

There are many others – this assessment task encourages you to find opportunities for yourself.

You will be assessed on your ability to:

• Alignment with requirements around proposal criteria and format
• Ability to an identify appropriate industry-based opportunity
• Strength and appropriateness of creative/visual support material
• Clarity and impact of written proposal 


2. Website/Portfolio:

You will be assessed on your ability to:

  • Ability to provide a strong, critically engaged text-based narrative about you and your practic
  • Ability to provide compelling and high quality creative support material
  • Ability to create a website with a mood, atmosphere and architecture appropriate to your practice


3. An industry standard proposal for a grant, exhibition or residency (incorporating your WIL feedback) 30%

You will receive feedback and a mark on your initial proposal.

As part of work integrated learning aims, you will then have a few weeks to incorporate this feedback and submit a final draft of your proposal by week 14. This amended proposal is worth a further 30%.

You will be assessed on your ability to:

  • Alignment with requirements around criteria and format
  • Ability to an identify appropriate industry-based opportunity
  • Strength and appropriateness of creative/visual support material
  • Clarity and impact of written proposal
  • Integration of WIL feedback into the amended proposal


If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: