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: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chris Bold

christopher.bold@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Refine arts practice skills

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan strategies to improve own arts practice skills
1.2 Identify and use relevant practice, feedback, discussion and evaluation opportunities to continuously improve own skills
1.3 Identify and use relevant sources of information to keep up-to-date with industry issues
1.4 Identify and use a range of opportunities to develop own arts practice

Element:

2. Develop own style or voice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explore and use a range of creative thinking techniques to generate ideas for own arts practice
2.2 Discuss ideas with relevant people and apply knowledge gained to inform own practice
2.3 Use practice time to experiment with new ideas in a range of genres and interpretations
2.4 Study the work of others to stimulate own conceptual and technical skills
2.5 Explore and use technology where appropriate to expand own practice

Element:

3. Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from relevant people to improve own work
3.2 Evaluate work against planned strategy for developing own arts practice
3.3 Consider place of own work in relation to other installation artists
3.4 Adjust processes, techniques and practice as necessary to improve technical, conceptual and commercial outcomes

Element:

4. Pursue work opportunities

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify sources of information on work opportunities
4.2 Identify industry networks and promotional opportunities
4.3 Develop promotional material about self for distribution as required


Learning Outcomes


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:
• lectures
• 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.


Teaching Schedule

This course is clustered with CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects and CUSIND302A Plan a career in the arts industry

WeekClass contentTaskElements
1Introduction to unit:
  • Learning outcomes
  • assessment criteria
  • course requirements
  • studio clean-up process
  • introduction to project briefs
  • Presentation on artists
Learning and assessment takes place in four week tasks1-3
2-4Introduction to task 1

Strategies to improve own arts practice skills

Industry knowledge and issues

1-3
5-8Introduction to task 2

Creative thinking techniques

Industry consultation

1-3
9-12Introduction to task 3

Exhibition set up and installation practice

Connecting to local and international art practices

1-4
13-20Introduction to task 4

Creative practice and opportunities

Development of a folio of art and networking resources

1-4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other 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.

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Semester 1:

1. Visual resource file of industry networks, exhibition opportunities, artist career opportunities

(digital files)

Description: Industry and network opportunities and knowledge

Semester: S2

Week: 20

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.


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.

These are available through the course contact in Program Manager.

Other Information

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:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;
 

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:
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Problem solving
• Initiative and enterprise
• Planning and organising
• Self management
• Learning
• Technology


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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