Course Title: Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4311 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Title: Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for creative work. The course includes research and analysis, as well as the ability to participate in critical and informed discussion with others about creative work.

This course is clustered (delivered and assessed in conjunction with) with CUVPA1301A Produce paintings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP405A Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work


1. Research ideas

2. Generate ideas

3. Discuss ideas with others

4. Adjust and refine ideas

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will understand the following:

  • the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials, tools and equipment used in painting
  • work space requirements for painting, including ways of organising and maintaining space
  • ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in painting
  • general knowledge of the formal elements and principles of design and their specific application to the production of paintings
  • cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in painting
  • general knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for painting
  • awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
  • environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in painting
  • organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to painting.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio. You will be required to submit a folio at the end of the course. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this course include the ability to:

  • generate ideas for creative work grounded in research and reflection
  • engage in informed discussion about ideas in own work
  • apply knowledge of historical and contemporary references in own area of creative work.