Course Title: Integrated Project 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Project 2

Credit Points: 24


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3421

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: +61 (0)410 363 148

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

If you are an Art in Public Space student, to qualify for entry into this course you need to have successfully completed the VART 3420 Integrated Project 1. If you are an Arts Management student you need to have successfully completed VART 3420 Integrated Project 1.


Course Description

Building on your exploration in Integrated Project 1, you will extend your learning of theoretical and practical aspects of art in public space or arts management. You will develop a research proposal that builds on your learning in Integrated Project 1. Based on this proposal you will undertake an original research project that investigates a specific research question. Projects can be real or highly developed proposals depending on opportunities.
This course gives you the opportunity to undertake project work as your principle method for integrated learning. You will locate your project in your chosen field of study. Feedback on your proposal and project is through seminars and academic advice. Your work is assessed through your documentation of your project presented in your Research Catalogue and through a public presentation to examiners.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Plan and execute substantial components of public art projects
• Critically reflective on and evaluate creative public art issues and outcomes in relation to appropriate theoretical, conceptual and contemporary art discourse.
• Justify and demonstrate your conceptual ideas and research skills in relation to your methodology and outcomes.
• Communicate the conceptual, theoretical and methodological framework of a public art project outcome to a diverse audience in a range of formats
 


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 critical analysis and application of theories to problem solving within individual and/or collaborative art practice.
• 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 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.
• demonstrate the skills of research, analysis and presentation within professional and academic fields.
• 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.
 


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, developed project work and discussions you will be given the opportunity to develop and present 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

You will be assessed on critical analysis skills, development of theoretical frameworks and practical application of these within a highly developed project.
Initial feedback is given to a developed Project Proposal setting out the area of research, its context, methodology, outcomes and theoretical underpinnings through an annotated bibliography. Assessment is through fully developed documentation of the research project in a Research Catalogue and public presentation. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

1) Research Catalogue 50%
2) Public Presentation at the Post Graduate Conference 50%

 

Master of Arts Management Assessment may consist of:
Task 1: Presentation, 500 words, 10% weighting (due Seminar 3)
Task 2: Document/research catalogue demonstrating your output and learning, 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