Course Title: Develop self as artist
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: VART6243C
Course Title: Develop self as artist
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to develop the technical and conceptual skills required to work in any area of arts practice. This course identifies opportunities to assist in developing you as an artist. The course provided an overview of the arts industry, it allows for peer discussions and networking opportunities.
This course is clustered (delivered and assessed in conjunction with) with CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry and CUVPRP304A Participate in a collaborative process
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVPRP404A Develop self as artist
1. Refine arts practice skills
1.1 Plan strategies to improve own arts practice skills
2. Develop own style or voice
2.1 Explore and use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate ideas for own arts practice
3. Evaluate own work
3.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from relevant people to improve own work
4. Pursue work opportunities
4.1 Identify sources of information on work opportunities
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Acquired network and industry resources
- An awareness of a range of professional opportunities and career relationships in the arts industry
- Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice.
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
- A professional rapport with industry
- Experimenting with technology and techniques
- Expanded knowledge of the arts industry.
Details of Learning Activities
In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• teacher directed studio activities/projects
• studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• studio work
2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• reading articles and excerpts
• preparing for discussion
• project work
• independent research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.
This course is clustered with CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects and CUSIND302A Plan a career in the arts industry
|1||Introduction to unit:
||Learning and assessment takes place in four week tasks||1-3|
|2-4||Introduction to task 1
Strategies to improve own arts practice skills
Industry knowledge and issues
|5-8||Introduction to task 2
Creative thinking techniques
|9-12||Introduction to task 3
Exhibition set up and installation practice
Connecting to local and international art practices
|13-20||Introduction to task 4
Creative practice and opportunities
Development of a folio of art and networking resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
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.
1. Visual resource file of industry networks, exhibition opportunities, artist career opportunities
Description: Industry and network opportunities and knowledge
2. Assessment title: Visual diary
Description: Local and contemporary art practice
Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas.
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available through the course contact in Program Manager.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
In assessing whether a particular adjustment is reasonable consideration should be given to:
• the student’s disability and his/her views
• the effect of the adjustment on the student, including effect on his/her ability to achieve learning outcomes, participate in courses or programs and achieve independence
• the effect of the proposed adjustment on anyone else affected, including the education provider, staff and other students
• the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.
As a result, what constitutes "reasonable" varies on a case-by-case basis and the balance is sometimes difficult to strike. However, it is clear that education providers are not required to lower academic standards or disregard the needs staff or other students. In more complex cases discussion with the disability service will be useful. It may be useful to examine previous judgements in relation to the DDA.
An RTO needs to fit LLN into the delivery of its training and assessment as it has an important role in:
• redressing any deficiencies in its students’ key LLN skills
• building the generic skills of teamwork, communication and problem solving that are highly valued by employers.
In addition to developing skills and knowledge for a particular job, this program also aims to help you to develop broad work skills, known as Employability Skills. There are eight employability skills.
Employability Skills which feature in the Diploma of Visual Art include:
• Problem solving
• Initiative and enterprise
• Planning and organising
• Self management
Employability skills are embedded in the units of competency in your program. When you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills. Further information about the employability skills you will develop in this program is available at: http://www.ntis.gov.au/Default.aspx?/trainingpackage/CUV03/volume/CUV03_1/ chapter/EmpSkillsMandText
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