Course Title: Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART6313C

Course Title: Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6128 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Deb Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4215

Course Contact Email: deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deb Williams       deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Fiona Hillary        fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Loretta Quinn      loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

Kirsten Lyttle       kirsten.lyttle@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

There are no Pre-requisites or  Co-requisites for this Unit of Competency.

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to add depth to expertise in a specialist field or technique.

This course will be clustered with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity.

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP606A Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

Element:

1. Research and apply industry trends

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify industry trends using appropriate sources of information
1.2. Examine and clarify implications and consequences of trends for own practice
1.3. Critique and review trends with appropriate personnel to explore, develop and express conceptual ideas
1.4. Explore and use new ideas to expand own approach to developing techniques relevant to specialist field
1.5. Maintain currency of knowledge of legislative requirements and apply in area of specialist expertise as required

Element:

2. Adopt a disciplined approach to extending skills in area of specialisation

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Plan strategies to develop and enhance skills and knowledge in specialist field
2.2. Ensure that skill development activities are based on a sound understanding of the principles and characteristics of techniques relevant to specialist field
2.3. Identify and use feedback, discussion and evaluation techniques to continuously improve skills and knowledge

Element:

3. Evaluate own professional development in specialist context

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Seek and apply constructive criticism from others to improve own skills
3.2. Continuously evaluate own skills and knowledge against planned strategies and career goals
3.3. Compare and contrast own skills and knowledge with those of other specialists in order to extend and enhance own professional work practices
3.4. Adjust own professional work practices to improve and refine skills and knowledge


Learning Outcomes


You will produce work of a professional standard that demonstrates a mature engagement with your chosen art form. Command of materials, process and technique will be highly developed. This course may be applied to any art form.

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

  • Evaluate own skills and knowledge against planned strategies and career goals
  • Apply planned strategies to develop and enhance own skills and knowledge
  • Research trends within area of specialisation.


Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to the studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.
In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • Reading articles and excerpts
  • Preparing for discussion
  • Project work
  • Independent research

This course is clustered and delievred in conjunction with VART6313C Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level.

The course provdies individual specilisation in four areas whcih include painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art.


Teaching Schedule

Week
Course content
Tasks and Assessment
1 - 3

Week 1 – 3 - Tuesday February 11 - Tuesday 25 February

For the first three weeks all creative practice students will be together working on the postcard project and visiting Melbourne Now.

Melbourne Now at the NGV is an important exhibition for Melbourne and for students studying art.

Postcard project

Students move into allocated studio
 

Location for Melbourne Now - National Gallery of Victoria Federation Square

4 - 16Students will be in their disciples working on their specialisation projects
Introduction to course: Digital imaging / Painting / Printmaking / Sculpture
• learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements
 
 PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION 
4

Screenprinting project - Text to image

Introduction to studio, OH&S, screen allocation
Screenprinting project - Text to image


cleaning screens

Applying emulsion and exposure of acetate stencils 
5Screenprinting project - Text to image method to explore - print paper stencil
6Screenprinting project - Text to image  Photographic image exposure
7 Screenprinting project - Text to image 
8 Screenprinting project - Text to image 
9Project 1B - Object as reference   method to explore - Sugar lift technique
10

Project 1B - Object as reference
  

 Aquatint sharpie blockout
11Project 1B - Object as reference 
 method to explore - Sugar lift technique
12Project 1B - Object as reference 
 method to explore - chin colle
13Project 1B - Object as reference transfer & registration
14Project 1B - Object as reference
 printing
15Project 1B - Object as reference
 editioning
16Project 1B - Object as reference
 folio preparation for assessment
17Project 1B - Object as reference
Assessment
Semester two
1INDEPENDANT PROJECT A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester and exchange printProject outline due (draft)
2Independent exploration 
3Project investigation 
4 - 8Independent project work - ongoing 
9Peer tutorials 
10 - 15Independent project work - ongoing
 
 
16Foliio preparation for assessment 
17Assessment presentation 
PAINTING SPECIALISATION
4Postcard Project Installation/Project Proposal developmentHang postcard project
5Studio: Proposal development 
6Studio: Proposal presentation development

These need to be clear, succinct powerpoint presentations with 5 images

Pecha Kucha preparation
7Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

These need to be clear, succinct powerpoint presentations with 5 images

Pecha Kucha
8 Studio Work Explore materiality
9 Studio Work Explore materiality
10 Studio work 
 Mid Semester Break 
11 Studio work Explore materiality
12 Studio work 
13 Individual Tutorials reviewing work
14 Individual Tutorials reviewing work
15 Finalised proposals including changes and for Semester 2 project Crit sessions presenting exploration to date
16 Prepare studio space for assessment Crit sessions presenting exploration to date
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION
4Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.Tools and materials overview
5Tutorials,Research,Studio Practice. Select Objects for casting.Make and prepare molds
6Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.Pour resin into prepared molds
7Tutorials, Research, Studio PracticeClean molds
8Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice. 
9Demonstration for Pinkysil, 4PU, Latex. 
10Tutorials, Research, Studio PracticeCasting objects
11Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice, 
12Presentation & update of Sculptural works/Studio Practice 
13 -15Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice 
16Folio preparation 
17Assessment 
DIGITAL ART SPECIALISATION
 
 4Colour profiles
Introduction to concepts of colour spaces
Major project
Environment, identify , body
Demonstration – colour profile
Project 2 – major study
9 majors
6 minors
Understanding colour theory in relation to digital spaces and process 
 5Colour profiles
Major Project
Demonstration – skill develop
Own practice
 6Tiling on paper for printing 
 7Artist reference
Major project

Project proposal

The project proposal is a task that requires concept development and research regarding independent work.

8

Independent research project

 
9Independent research project 
10Setting up files print, soft proofing 
11Printing workshopsUnderstanding the Epson large format printer
12Printing workshopsUnderstanding the Epson large format printer
13PrintingPrint practice - Epson large format printer
14PrintingPrint practice - Epson large format printer
15Pre folio review

Present folio - class presnettation

Project propoal due

16Assessment - folio preparation 
17Assesssment / moderation week 

 

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.


References


Other Resources

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

Recommended read

Recommended resources for Printmaking
Imprint’ quarterly publication of the Print Council of Australia.
Cabinet Magazine held at RMIT Library, Swanston street.
Lambert, Susan, Print: art and technique, V&A Publications, London, 2001.
McCann, M., Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979.
Petardi, A. Printmaking, London, 1959.
Grishin, Sasha, Australian Printmaking in the 1990s, Craftsman House, Sydney 1979
Simmons, Rosemary., Dictionary of printmaking terms, London : A. & C. Black, 2002.
Ross and Romano The Complete printmaker New York, Free Press 1972
D’arcy Hughes, Ann & Vernon-Morris, Hebe The printmaking bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2008
Noyce, Richard. Printmaking at the edge London : A. & C. Black, 2006
Watrous Madison, James. American printmaking : a century of American printmaking, 1880-1980 , Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1984
Recommended websitess:
Crown Point Press, Magical – Secrets: A Printmaking Community
http://www.magical-secrets.com/
http://www.australianprints.gov.au/
http://www.rama9art.org/artisan/2001/july/proverb/bot.html
http://www.mala.bc.ca/~soules/CMC290/imagetxt.htm
http://www.crownpoint.com
www.printcouncil.org.au

Recommended resources for Digital Imaging

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

Recommended resources for Sculpture

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.
Below is a list of resources that will be relevant throughout the course:
• Glenn Harper, Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks
• Kirsten Mey, Sculpsit: Artists on Sculpture and Beyond
• Causey, A. Sculpture since 1945 (Oxford History Of Art) Oxford University Press 1198
• Collins J. Contemporary Sculpture Phaidon
• Eleanor Heartney.Art & Today Phaidon
• Uta Grosenick. Art Now, Taschen
• Periodicals, Art Almanac, Current Exhibitions, Public Art

Recommended resources for Painting

Mayer, Ralph. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques. Viking Adult; 5th revised and updated edition, 1991
Vitamin P: new perspectives in painting / [contributors] Tomma Abts ... et. al. ; introduction by Barry Schwabsky, London : Phaidon, 2002.

Journals in Library:

Art & Australia

Modern painter


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.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this course:

  • evaluation of a body of work produced by the candidate
  • evaluation of processes used by the candidate to independently conceive, plan and realise the work
  • direct observation of work in progress
  • evaluation of a visual diary or other forms of documentation showing the development of the work, including research and ideas development
  • group peer review of the work
  • questioning and discussion about candidate’s intentions and the work outcome
  • portfolios of evidence.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task Semester 1
Out of my comfort zone - Postcard Project
Content/requirements
create work inspired by Melbourne Now
Due date

W4 Semester 1

Assessment task
Proposal outline brief and powerpoint presentations (5mins)
Content/requirements
Identify experimentation, concepts materials and influences (min of 5 images in powerpoint)
Due date
W4 & W5 Semester 1

Assessment task
 - Printmaking specialisation
Final proposals
Content/requirements
Need to show evidence of research and present experimentation with materials (eg a set of trial Prints for Printmaking, experiments on a range of surfaces and media for painting), any concept changes / development and a clear outline of what they will achieve in Semester 2
Due date
W16 Semester 1

Assessment task Semester 2
Present a thematically connected body of work in direct response to your final proposal from Semester 1 in negotiation with relevant Staff.
Content/requirements
Present a thematically connected body of work in direct response to your final proposal from Semester 1 in negotiation with relevant Staff.
Due date
W16 Semester 2

Assessment task - Sculpture specialisation

Box Proposal/Project
Minimum of 3 substantial works
Minimum of two resin works
Minimum of one pinkysil /mold/latex. Positive cast in 4PU
Relevant back up work
Visual Journal

 

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Art.

Grade CHD
Outline Competent with high distinction
Grading 80 - 100
Criteria Highly developed

Grade CDI
Outline Competent with distinction
Grading 70 - 79
Criteria Well developed

Grade CC
Outline Competent with credit
Grading 60 - 69
Criteria Developed

Grade CAG
Outline Competent achieved - graded
Grading 50 - 59
Criteria Sound

Grade NYC
Outline Not Yet Competent
Grading
Criteria

Grade DNS
Outline Did not submit for assessment
Grading
Criteria


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

Other Information

Feedback
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.

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)

Please note
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

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