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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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. Maintain currency of specialised knowledge in professional practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Initiate own exposure to contemporary practice in chosen art form
1.2 Proactively identify and explore the potential of new and emerging technologies, materials and methodologies
1.3 Evaluate impacts of current and emerging trends on the creation of ideas, production of work and management of professional creative practice
 

Element:

2. Evolve ideas in a specialised art form

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Research historical and contemporary themes and concepts in chosen art form
2.2 Analyse the motivations, philosophies and cultural origins of different works in chosen art form
2.3 Identify new sources and research opportunities
2.4 Identify the potential for individualised or specialised research based on current practice
2.5 Evolve own ideas and develop innovative approaches
2.6 Hone and adapt concepts for work based on emerging ideas and research

Element:

3. Manage specialised resources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evaluate the requirements for the set-up, handling and storage of specialised materials, tools and equipment
3.2 Create resource management systems that support professional practice

Element:

4. Refine specialised technique to professional level

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Integrate command of technique, materials and process to create finished work of professional standard suitable for the public domain
4.2 Deepen individual engagement with techniques, ideas and the relationships between them
4. 3Apply critical and creative thinking to challenge, adapt and refine the creative work

Element:

5. Resolve technical and conceptual challenges

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Trouble shoot technical challenges that arise in the creation of work based on detailed understanding of specialised materials and processes
5.2 Develop innovative solutions that allow for experimental approaches
5.3 Find solutions that enhance the conceptual integrity of the work

Element:

6. Finish and prepare work for public presentation

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Finish work to a professional standard using specialised techniques for the chosen art form
6.2 Develop and apply effective approaches to safety and sustainability in the final preparation of work

Element:

7. Evaluate professional work

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from others
7.2 Evaluate work against planned strategy for own creative practice
7.3 Evaluate own work in the context of work by others
7.4 Adjust work processes and practice to improve technical, conceptual and commercial outcomes


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

PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
WeekCourse content
Tasks and Assessment Elements
1

INDEPENDENT PROJECT A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester and exchange print 

• learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements

1
3Project material preparation & conceptual development. Project development1-3
5

Draft project proposal due.

 Presentations1-3
7Individual tutorials 1-5
9Peer tutorials 1-7
11Independent exploration,ongoing project work Studio work1-7
13Independent exploration,ongoing project work Studio work1-7
15Studio preparation for assessment Studio work1-7
17

Assessment

 1-7
 PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1INDEPENDANT PROJECT A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester and exchange printProject outline due (draft)1-7
3Studio: Proposal development Resolving a body of work1-7
5Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

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

 Presentations1-7
7Independent project work - ongoing 1-7
9Studio work 1-7
11Peer Crit Peer Crit Kit1-7
13Peer Crit 1-7
15Studio presentation for assessment 1-7
17Assessment  
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
1 Introduction to unit:
• Learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements
• studio clean-up process
• introduction to project briefs

Concept development

apply knowledge of materials, processes and techniques for a particular art form1
3Tools & materialsmanage specialised resources for the particular art form1-3
5Class discussion. Fabrication of sculptures/Concept development/tutorials/technical assistance for individual students.create work of a professional standard for sale, promotion or use in the public domain1-5
7Studio work  
9Studio work  
11Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice. Tools and materials overview2-3
13Group presentation: Technical development. Concept development.Continue to plan new work for semester two.

 

Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context1-7
15Folio/studio preparation for assessment

 

 1-7
17Prepare Studio for assessment 1-7
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1Studio work 1-7
3Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice. 1-7
5Demonstration for Pinkysil, 4PU, Latex. Explore materiality1-7
7 Casting Objects 1-7
9 Individual Tutorials reviewing work 
11 Individual Tutorials reviewing work 
13 Resolve works Crit sessions presenting exploration resolved works1-7
15Prepare studio space for assessment Crit sessions presenting exploration resolved works1-7
17Prepare Studio for assessment  
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
1Project Proposal IntroductionExhibition visit & critique1-3
3Film & ReflectionArtwork exchange1-3
5Studio: Proposal development 1-4
7Studio: Proposal development

Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

 Presentations1-6
9Individual Proposal feedback

Artists of Influence Brief

Peer crit kit 
11Peer Crit
Studio work
Artist of influence presentations1-7
13Peer Crit /Artist of Influence Presentations
Studio Work
 1-7
15Peer Crit /Artist of Influence Presentations
Studio Work
 1-7
17Studio preparation for assessment 1-7
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1 Project Proposal revision
3Studio workStudio engagement1-7
5Studio workStudio engagement1-7
7Revised proposal presentation 1-7
9Peer Critprepare peer crit kit1-7
11

Peer Crit

 1-7
13Studio work 1-7
15Studio work 1-7
17Studio preparation for assessment 1-7
PUBLIC ART SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
2Proposal: Brief 1: PS50 1-3
4Brief 1: PS50Site analysis presentation1-5
6Proposal development

Present folio - class presnettation

Project propoal due

1-7
8Proposal feedback 1-7
10Peer Crit Peer crit kit1-7
12Peer Crit 1-3,5
14Peer Crit/Artist of influence presentations 1-3,5
16Artist of influence presentations 1-7
18Studio Assessment - PS 50 installation 1-7
PUBLIC ART SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
2Proposal revision: Brief 2 Parking Day 1-3
4Brief 2 Parking Day 1-3
6Studio workStudio engagement1-5
8Studio workStudio engagement1-5
10Peer CritPrepare peer crit kits1-7
12Peer CritContribute to peer crit kits1-7
14Studio workPrepare for Parking Day1-7
16Parking Day InstallationParking Day Installation1-7
18Assessment 1-7

 

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
 - 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
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

Painting Semester 1

Assesment title: Project Proposal
Due W7

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W11/13

Assessment title: Artist of Influence presentation
Due W13

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.
Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

Painting Semester 2

Assesment title: Project Revision
Due W7

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W11/13

Assessment title: Artist of Influence presentation
Due W13

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.

Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

 

Public Art Semester 1

Assesment title: Project Proposal
Due W8

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W12/14

Assessment title: Artist of Influence presentation
Due W16

Assessment title: PS 50 Installation.
Due W16-18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

Public Art Semester 2

Assesment title: Project Revision
Due W8

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W12/14

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.
Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

 

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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