Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: VART6362C

Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5348 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4030

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Saffron Newey

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


Course Description

All creative practitioners need to produce, present and continually update a professional presentation package or portfolio of their own creative work. The presentation may be physical or virtual.

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to use creative, technical and project management skills to develop a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work. You will work through stages to produce art works and then learn how to present the work through exhibition practice, online presence and peer assessment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work


1. Evaluate and select presentation options

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research presentation options using appropriate sources of information 1.2 Explore ideas and options for presenting work in new and innovative ways, including those from other disciplines 1.3 Identify and consult with relevant people when developing presentation options 1.4 Select presentation methodologies based on intended purpose and other parameters 1.5 Evaluate production requirements and content implications of selected presentation methodologies


2. Plan presentation of work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop an overall presentation concept, including proposed key objectives and messages, using critical thinking techniques 2.2 Explore and refine how the presentation concept will impart explicit and implicit messages to its audience 2.3 Develop realistic production budget, timeframes and workflow plan 2.4 Design templates, prototypes and maquettes for the presentation that supports key messages to be communicated


3. Create presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop presentation within required timeframe, selecting and integrating content that supports identified key objectives and messages 3.2 Obtain and record copyright clearance on all sourced content 3.3 Address conceptual and technical challenges that arise during process 3.4 Review projected and actual budget outcomes and adjust process as required


4. View and update presentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Present own creative work in a format and style suited to audience and purpose 4.2 Evaluate presentation in the context of identified objectives and feedback from others 4.3 Proactively identify opportunities to update and refine presentation 4.4 Develop systems to identify and respond to future presentation opportunities

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.

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


  1. 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

 Week Class content Task / Assessment due dates Elements

Review of Semester 1

Overview of Semester 2


Project 1: Construct a Photoshop 'collage' combining two or more photographic images

Investigate the potential of Photoshop to convey a visual illusion

1.1 – 1.6 
Introduce project 2Use your mobile phone 'camera' to produce a multi imaged digital print

1.1 – 1.6

2.1 – 2.6 
 Project 2Edit and assemble photographic imagesAs above

Project 2

Introduce Project 3

As aboveAs above

Project 3: Photoshop animated video

Investigate simple animation using Photoshop

As above 
Project 3: Photoshop animated video As above As above

Project 3: Photoshop animated video


Introduce Workshop 9

 As above 

As above 
 Workshop 9: 'Premiere' video editInvestigate editing in Adobe premiere with given video footage As above
Workshop 9: 'Premiere' video edit

As above

As above 

Workshop 9: 'Premiere' video edit


Introduce Project 4: 1-2 minute artist's video


As above


Planning, shooting and editing an artist video in Adobe Premiere


Project 4: 1-2 minute artist's video

As above   

 As above
12Project 4: 1-2 minute artist's videoAs above As above

Project 4: 1-2 minute artist's video


Introduce Project 5 options

As above


Self-directed project either planning and assembling a still digital image(s) in Photoshop or planning and editing an artist video in Adobe Preniere 


Project 5: 2-3 minute artist video or an A1 still image

As above

1.1 – 1.6

2.1 – 2.6

3.1 – 3.4

4.1 – 4.3

5.1 – 5.3
15Project 5: 2-3 minute artist video or an A1 still imageAs above As above
16Project 5: 2-3 minute artist video or an A1 still image As above As above
18 Diploma assessment/moderation weekAssessment week 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts


Goodman, Peter. Photoshop: A Quick-Start Guide to Starting With Photoshop And Creating Incredible Photos Like A Pro! (Step by Step Pictures, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography).

Other Resources

No prescribed texts

Goodman, Peter. Photoshop: A Quick-Start Guide to Starting With Photoshop And Creating Incredible Photos Like A Pro! (Step by Step Pictures, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography).


Purchase of a USB memory stick (8-16Gb) or external hard drive 

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.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the ability to:

  • Research industry-standard presentation methodologies
  • Design and realise presentation concepts
  • Present creative products in a manner suited to the intended audience and purpose.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Innovative ways to present portfolios of work
  • Elements and principles of design as they apply to the presentation of work.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

Evidence of the ability to:

• apply a broad range of Photoshop skills and image manipulation

• use the process of Adobe Premiere skills in editing and in the production of an artist video

• you are required to successfully complete all Workshops and Projects


Semester 1 : Submit all completed Workshops 1 - 8

Semester 2: Completion and submission of Semester 2: Workshop 9 and Projects 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

• This includes a quality digital printout for Project 2.

• All works are also submitted onto the Server

• A graded mark is given at the end of Semester 2


Ongoing assessment is conducted with the periodic publishing of competent or not competent tasks for all Workshops and Projects.

Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory result given at the end of Semester 1. Incomplete or not competent Workshops from Semester 1 need to be successfully completed.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

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.


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:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1 (unresolved);

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