Course Title: Realise a public art project

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5348 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Realise a public art project

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Joel Rainford

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to realise all aspects of a public art project, from initial brief or idea to the actual installation of the work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPUA601 Realise a public art project


1. Originate ideas for public art

2. Articulate and present project ideas

3. Plan and document work in response to the site and the brief

4. Create the public artwork

5. Finalise the public art project

6. Evaluate own work

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a series of major projects
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of a visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Originate and realise a complete public art project, including managing its creative, technical and organisational components
  • Create public artwork of a professional standard for the public domain
  • Articulate and present ideas about public artwork in relevant contexts
  • Evaluate, explain and discuss work in a professional context.

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