Course Title: Investigate sculptural materials and processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6128 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Investigate sculptural materials and processes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART6225C

City Campus

TAFE

340T Art

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected sculptural materials and processes and integrate their use into creative practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVSCU502A Investigate sculptural materials and processes

Elements:

1. Research sculptural materials and processes

2. Select materials and processes for in-depth exploration in sculptural work

3. Integrate sculptural materials and processes into own work

4. Manage sculptural resources in professional practice


Learning Outcomes

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
  • 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.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Inform work through experimentation with digital imaging techniques
  • Develop and refine a conceptual vision for digital images
  • Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
  • Realise digital images.


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.