Course Title: Integrated Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Project 1

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3420

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Dr Maggie McCormick

Course Coordinator Phone: 99254959

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

Course Coordinator Location: Building 50 Lev 2

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To qualify for entry into this course you need an undergraduate degree in a relevant area or substantial industry experience in a related field. If you are part time you need to have completed Theories and Professional Practice 1 before commencing Integrated Project 1.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the specific research and practical skills that you need to integrate your learning from the program around the creation and management of a project. Your learning will be located in a studio/ workshop setting where you will be introduced to research methodologies that relate to the investigation. You will conceptualise and develop an original research proposal for a project that locates, analyses and responds to a site, location or specific research question. Your project work will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of your chosen field at a foundational level and will be the principle method for integrating your learning. Projects can be simulated or real depending on opportunities.
This course includes a work integrated learning experience 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.
 The course Integrated project 1 is delivered through a weekly class over the twelve week semester.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • develop a research proposal for a project
  • implement and evaluate a small project in your field of study
  • manage all aspects of your project (and could include site analysis, concept development, budget, fabrication and documentation)
  • integrate theory and practice through critical analysis of projects.
     


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

Master of Art in Public Spaces:
• 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
• test, experiment and explore real and conceptual issues and develop key project management skills through innovative public practice and engagement with international and local industry
• critically examine global, social, cultural, environmental, and historical knowledge and contexts that inform public art practice
• research, analyse and synthesise information and select methods and resources to develop communication and work ready skills appropriate to the public art field
• engage in autonomous and collaborative continuous learning concerning new developments in cultural/artistic production and associated discourses in art in public spaces
• create and manage a safe, sustainable and effective project environment within public space both independently and with your peers
 

Master of Arts Management
• critically evaluate and make judgements on the social, legal and international aspects of actions and decisions in arts management, with an understanding of professional expectations and ethical requirements
• engage critically in theoretical, historical, social, legal, environmental and cultural contexts with reference to the arts management industry context.
• demonstrate the capacity to work independently, as well as with others in group and team activities and decision-making processes to seek innovative and critically reflective solutions and outcomes.
 

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Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in learning that involves a range of activities, both face to face and online, such as studio workshops, site/venue visits, demonstrations, discussions and presentations you will be given the opportunity to develop a small project in your chosen field of study.


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 arts management students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.
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.


Master of Art in Public Space Assessment consists of: 
Site analysis
Concept presentation
Realised art work
Documentation

Assessment will be based on live projects in physical public spaces. As such, assessment is based on the communication of concepts before they are realised and the effective translation of these ideas into art in public space.

Onsite/Insight includes:

Two public projects (each 50%) assessed through site analysis, proposal development and resolution of works.


Master of Arts Management Assessment may consist of:
Task 1: 500 words, 10% weighting (due Seminar 3)
Task 2: 6000 words, 90% weighting (due Seminar 10)
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