Course Title: Realise a creative project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: VART6241C

Course Title: Realise a creative project

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kylie Blakely

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will explore the skills and knowledge required to organise and realise a creative project from the development of ideas to the creation of the work. This will be based upon a drawing folio of ideas. Ideas for communication are diverse and may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, or movement sequences for performances or screen productions. Drawings may be for personal use or for presentation in exhibitions, tender bid proposals or publications. Drawing may be electronic or hand drawn.

At this level, you would take some responsibility for experimentation with a range of drawing techniques and be expected to show some command of those techniques.  

This course is delivered in conjunction with CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate the ideas.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project


1. Develop ideas for project work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and analyse sources that inform ideas for work
1.2 Explore ideas using visual representation and design tools
1.3 Consider possible constraints, based on nature and purpose of work
1.4 Challenge and play with ideas, and engage with others as required
1.5 Refine and select options based on own analysis and communication with others


2. Organise the creative project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm the scope and objectives of the work in consultation with relevant people as required
2.2 Organise financial, physical and other resources
2.3 Evaluate safety considerations for the project
2.4 Consider options for documenting and recording work and the ideas and research that inform it
2.5 Document the production of work using selected approaches
2.6 Monitor the project workflow against the plan


3. Create finished work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Extend skills in manipulating selected materials, processes and technologies to fulfil project objectives
3.2 Critique work in progress and make adjustments as required
3.3 Apply safe work practices relevant to the chosen creative form


4. Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Reflect on own work in terms of conceptual development, technical execution and professional potential
4.2 Identify areas for future improvement especially in terms of own skill development
4.3 Evaluate overall work process for efficiency and effectiveness
4.4 Seek input from others as required and respond positively to feedback

Learning Outcomes

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

  • A selection of drawings that explore mark making and techniques
  • A select ion of drawings that use experimentation with materials and tools
  • Understanding of OH&S processes in a studio environment

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Extended drawing process and the relevant OH&S.
  • Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
  • Develop research and refine a conceptual vision through the production of drawings    

Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios. You will be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• group discussion
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• project work
• independent research

Teaching Schedule

Week Course content Task Elements
1 Introduction: Drawing PowerPoint
Shape and line

A folio of work & visual diary that is created during the semester will be presented during week 20
2 Rub back –value, tone and tint - still life 1-2
3 Coloured pastel – Neutral tones/reduced palette- still life 1-2
4 Linear perspective - Composition and colour–neutral
objects with colour accent- architectural form
5 Composition and colour–neutral palette objects with intense colour accent- coloured pastel 1-2
6 Pattern and texture: Collage, mixed media,colour, tonal, value and opacity 1-3
7 potted plants -hue, value, temperature and saturation of colour 1-3
8 Value tone and tint cont’d - ink 1-3
9 Project: Realise a creative concept “Finding Content”
project 2
10 Project resolution:Realise a creative concept 1-4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

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.

Assessment Tasks

1. Task 1: Folio of 6 drawings from the class workshops and one mixed media work from project in week 9-10.
2. Task 2: Visual diary with class notes/studies.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.

Other Information

This is a clustered unit delivered with CUVACD301A - Produce Drawing.

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