Course Title: Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4370 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 Contact: Jennifer Mills

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to develop and discuss ideas for creative work. You will participate in critical and informed discussion about creative work. You will reflect on your own and others creative practice.

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

People working across all areas of creative practice apply the skills and knowledge described in this course. The ability to research, generate and discuss ideas is an integral part of the creative process, and sits alongside the technical skills specific to particular art forms.

This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work


1. Research ideas for own creative work

2. Generate ideas for own creative work

3. Discuss ideas with others

4. Adjust and refine ideas for own creative work

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research, generate and discuss ideas as part of the creative process
  • Develop technical skills specific to particular art forms
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice.

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 unit Evidence of 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.

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.

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