Course Title: Major Project Presentation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project Presentation

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3001

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

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 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Maggie McCormick

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4959

Course Coordinator Email: maggie.mccormick@rmit.edu.au

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

In this course you will develop an approach to professional practice that will allow you to succinctly communicate your ideas to others through critical and constructive dialogue with your peers. You will examine and apply the development of writing styles, abstract and proposal writing, bibliographies and preparation for written and photographic documentation and spoken presentation using a range of tools and formats for a range of audiences and stakeholders.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Summarise, synthesize and articulate a body of research though writing, imagery and public presentation
  • Communicate the significance of your contribution to the body of knowledge in your chosen field to a broad audience
  • Engage in a reflective and critical dialogue with peers about the presented work and associated cultural issues.
  • Refine your project proposal to clearly outline your research objectives


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

  • Engage in self-directed learning and independent research with an emphasis on art in public space practice to develop an individual and collaborative art practice and locate practices within an appropriate conceptual and theoretical context
  • Communicate to a professional level the conceptual development of a body of work within the framework of contemporary public art practice
  • Produce a body of work that demonstrates a professional level of technical and conceptual excellence in a selected area (or areas) of contemporary public art practice.
     


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

Public Art http://rmit.libguides.com/artpostgraduate & http://rmit.libguides.com/profile.php?uid=1501

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/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. Assessment will include abstract writing, proposal formation, bibliography development, evidence of documentation skills. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
 

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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment