Course Title: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: GEDU6104C

Course Title: Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4370 - 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

Nominal Hours: 70

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

None

Course Description

In this course you will develop the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research history and theory for application to artistic practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Element:

1. Research history and theory

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss research ideas with appropriate people and identify implications for own arts practice 1.2 Identify and investigate new and alternative information sources for relevance to own arts practice. 1.3 Use formal and informal research techniques to access information 1.4 Organise research materials and findings for current and future use.

Element:

2. Link research to own arts practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluate information in context of own arts practice and work of others 2,2 Assess ways in which different aspects of history and theory may be used, adapted and challenged 2.3 Extract key themes, ideas and opinions to assist in clarity of thought. 2.4 Develop conclusions on research findings in consultation with appropriate people

Element:

3. Update and maintain knowledge of trends in own arts practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and use opportunities to update and expand own knowledge of history and theory 3.2 Incorporate knowledge into own arts practice 3.3 Seek feedback on t quality of research methodology and outcomes and note areas for future improvement


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will have completed research projects that will contribute to a portfolio of evidence.


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:

1.  In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures

 

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • reading articles and excerpts
  • preparing for presentations
  • Visual diary exercises


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Course content

Briefs / Assessment due dates

Elements

1

Introduction

 

Briefs and programme handed out and explained

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

2

Realism 1

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

3

Realism 2

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

4

Realism 3

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

5

Expression 1

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

6

Expression 2

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

7

Imagination1

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

8

Imagination 2

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

9

Fragmentation and construction1

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

10

Fragmentation and construction 2   

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

11

Colour

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

12

Abstracting and Abstraction 1

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

13

Abstracting and Abstraction 2

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

14

Identity and art

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

15

Art and Film

 

 

1.1-4,

2.1-4,

3.1-3

16

Presentation

 

Task 1 Visual Diary/

Task 2 Presentation/

2.1-4,

 

17

Presentation

 

Task 1 Visual Diary/

Task 2 Presentation /

2.1-4,

 

18

Presentation

 

Task 1 Visual Diary/

Task 2 Presentation/

2.1-4,

 

19

Presentation

Task 1` Visual Diary/

Task 2 Presentation/

2.1-4,

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The student is encouraged to use both library and online facilities for research.


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

The assessment consists of three tasks. There will be three pieces of assessment for this subject.

  1. Work in one’s visual diary
  2. A short presentation to the class

 

1. The Visual Diary

The student is required to choose at least three of the categories in the programme, and to explore them

In their visual diaries, during the semester outside of class. This exploration can include copies of art

works, improvising around and adapting a particular style/ genre/ artistic language used under each of the

chosen categories

or using such works as a point of departure for further exploration. This can be done

in any medium. The aim of this task is for the student to gain an understanding of the categories

(e.g. realism, abstraction, imagination, etc.) not simply intellectually but also practically)

 

2. A short Presentation to the class.

A short ten-minute presentation will be delivered to the class.

In the presentation the student will explain or discuss the explorations that she/he undertook in their visual diary and using the overhead projector to show the class the pages of the visual diary. The student must also be prepared to answer questions on the material explored


Assessment Matrix

 

course title

Research history and Theory to inform own arts practice

RMIT Unit code

GEDU6104C

National code

CUARES403

Assessment tasks

Elements/

Performance criteria

 

*Required knowledge

*Required skills

*Critical aspects of evidence

1.Work in one’ s

visual diary

 

 

1/2/3

1.1-4

2.1-4

 

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

 

*identify sources of information about history and theory relating to own arts practice and the work of others

 

*explain formal and informal research techniques

 

*outline how information can be organised so that it can be easily accessed and applied to own arts practice.

 

 

Reading

*Interprets complex information obtained from a range of sources and critically analyses how content may be applied in personal practice

 

Writing

Documents research information, conclusions and process improvements using clear language and relevant terminology

 

Oral Communication

*Clearly articulates methodologies and conclusions using language appropriate to the audience and environment

 

*Uses listening and questioning techniques to elicit feedback and confirm understanding

 

Navigate the world of work

*Accepts responsibility and ownership of research tasks to update and maintain knowledge

 

*Identifies improvement processes in own practice

 

Interact with others

*Selects and uses appropriate communication methods and practices in discussions of work methodology and outcomes with others

 

*Seeks and considers the merit of feedback from informed sources to enhance future performance

 

Get the work done

*Takes responsibility for planning and organising own workload, using consultative processes to assist decision making about methodology and outcomes

 

* Identifies concepts, principles and features of approaches used in other contexts and evaluates their connection to own work

 

* Extracts key themes and messages for incorporation into own practice

Evidence of the ability to:

 

*use research and critical thinking techniques to evaluate information and historical information and distil key themes and ideas

 

*Organise research materials and outcomes for application to own arts practice

 

*Use discussion with others to inform research ideas and methodology

 

 

*Identify and use opportunities to update knowledge information.

 

2.A short

presentation

to the class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/2/3

1.2,1.3,

1.4

2.1,2.2,

2.3

3.1-3

 

        

 

Other Information

Feedback

 

You will receive written feedback on the completion of your assessment tasks.

 

Plagiarism

 

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

 

Special consideration policy (late submission)

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 (unresolved);

Reasonable adjustment

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.

Language Literacy & Numeracy

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.

Employability skills

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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