Course Title: Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6314C

Course Title: Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6128 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Hillary

fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

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

None

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to extend creative expertise across new art forms and media. It involves exploring different art forms and media such as video, online media, installation or hybrid art and integrating new skills into creative practice.

Expertise with different art forms or media provides visual artists and other creative practitioners with the opportunity to evolve their professional practice and explore new ideas for and ways of creating work. This may involve a deepening exploration of work in a particular area of practice or a focus on new types of work. The course can be applied to any creative form with particular attention to new technologies such as digital of video work.

At this level, the independent practitioner already possesses well-developed skills in at least one art form and is evolving their work and ideas at a professional level. This process of experimentation, refinement and maturation lies at the heart of artistic practice and involves extensive practice as a fundamental part of the work process.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD602A Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media

Element:

1. Explore the professional potential of different art forms and media

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1 Evaluate ways in which the use of different art forms or media might enhance current practice 

1.2 Explore and analyse different connections and associations as sources of new ideas

1.3 Select new art forms or media to explore in own practice

1.4 Research historical and contemporary trends and influences in other art forms and media

Element:

2. Explore and extend new skills with materials, processes and techniques

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1 Explore and experiment with new materials, processes and techniques in selected art forms and media

2.2 Identify and resolve technical problems  in new areas

2.3 Evaluate the results of experimentation and testing  with new art forms or media

2.4 Develop professional expertise  in the chosen art form or media

2.5 Realise creative work that shows command of techniques, materials and processes with selected art forms and media

Element:

3. Conceptualise new approaches to work

Performance Criteria:

                           

3.1 Apply critical and creative thinking ability  to the development of new ideas

3.2 Evaluate how new and existing skills might work together in own practice

3.3 Discuss and refine thinking through collaboration with others

3.4 Develop concepts for new work  by bringing together new ideas and expertise


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Archive, maintain and manage film and digital assets
  • Collaborate with others about nature and opportunities of new work forms

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Technology skills to conduct web-based research
  • Compare contemporary styles and conceptual or aesthetic approaches to art making
  • Maintain professional practice arrangements for art making


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you will 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

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.


Teaching Schedule

   

WeekClass contentTasksElements
1

Introduction to course:
• learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements
• introduction to project briefs
 

Using Augmented Learning:
• introduction to Google +
• introduction to tools being used through the semester: youtube film & editing
• screen capture
• QR codes for presentation of work
 

Introduction to site analysis.

 1
2Workshop 1: Site AnalysisSite visit – Charles Street, Balaclava.

Please make sure you have a valid MYKI for travel.
 

1/2
3Tools of being a tactical urbanist…
We will explore notions of art in unconventional places – how can you create work to impact different sites?

Introduction to Google + tools.
Task: Expanding major project
Brainstorm ideas about ways you could expand your major project within the Charles St site. There are no limitations to the media used. Explore new technologies and ways of making art. Consider: video, i-pad, photography, text, performance, public space.

Prepare class presentation about your major body of work & how you could expand using new technologies for week 4/5.

Expanding major project
Brainstorm ideas about ways you could expand your major project within the Charles St site. There are no limitations to the media used. Explore new technologies and ways of making art. Consider: video, i-pad, photography, text, performance, public space.
 

Task requirements for community engagement:
- Volume: a minimum of 2 posts is required.
- the focus for the semester is your major body of work – attempt to keep community posts up to date in allocated class time to avoid overload.
- if you are posting your works make sure you include details like image title, media, size.
- expand and develop critical writing about your practice. Email any drafts to teacher for feedback prior to posting. The community should be as professional as possible to enable you to use it for future grant applications.
- Posted images must be of works being assessed in studio classes – for the requirements of this program you will need to develop some new content that expands your practice.
 
1/2
4Task:
Prepare class presentation about your major body of work & how you could expand using new technologies for week 5/6/7.Class presentations: Expanding Major Project

Intro to E portfolio
 

Prepare class presentation about your major body of work & how you could expand using new technologies for week 4/5.

E-portfolio:
-create an e-potfolio as a means for submitted your work this semester.
- if you are posting your works make sure you include details like image title, media, size.
- expand and develop critical writing about your practice. Email any drafts to teacher for feedback prior to posting. The e-portfolio should be as professional as possible to enable you to use it for future grant applications.
- Posted images must be of that expand your elective practice.
 

1/2/3
5Class presentations: Expanding Major ProjectPrepare class presentation about your major body of work & how you could expand using new technologies for week 5/6/7.1/2/3
6Class presentations: Expanding Major Project 2
7Class presentations: Expanding Major ProjectPrepare class presentation about your major body of work & how you could expand using new technologies for week 5/6/7.2
8Class presentations: Expanding Major Projectfeedback2
9One-on-one student consultations/community requirements 1/2/3
10One-on-one student consultations/community requirements 1/2/3
11One-on-one student consultations/community requirements 1/2/3
12One-on-one student consultations/community requirements 1/2/3
13One-on-one student consultations/community requirements 1/2/3
14One-on-one student consultations/community requirements 1/2/3
15QR Codes - application 1/2/3
16Assessment preparationSubmission of blog URL which outlines semester’s development1/2/3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Library Subject Guides: Art

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

Lynda.com accessible through the RMIT Library – for tutorials on using blogs.


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.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

1. Assessment title: Site Analysis
Description: conduct a site analysis in Charles St, Balaclava. Present your findings as a small artistic presentation.

2. Assessment title: Expanding major project
Description: Presentation – expanding your major

Expanding major project
Brainstorm ideas about ways you could expand your major project, share some of these ideas in the community space. There are no limitations to the media used. Explore new technologies and ways of making art. Consider: video, i-pad, photography, text, performance, public space. Prepare class presentation about your major body of work & how you could expand using new technologies for week 4.
Semester: S2
Week: 4/5

3. Assessment title: Google community engagement
Semester: S2
Week: 6-15

Assessment requirements for Google community:
- Volume: the amount of posts can be negotiated with your lecturer, a minimum of 2 posts is required unless more complex media is being used, e.g. film making in the expansion of practice. This must be negotiated.
- the focus for the semester is your major body of work – attempt to keep community up to date in allocated class time to avoid overload.
- annotating your posts to assist with the expansion of your work is recommended but not essential if the imagery clearly demonstrates the development.
- expand and develop critical writing about your practice. Email any drafts to teacher for feedback prior to posting. The engagement in the community should be professional.
- Posted images must be of works being assessed in studio classes – for the requirements of this program you will need to develop some new content that expands your practice.

4. Assessment title: E Portfolio
Description: Submit URL for e portfolio
Semester: S2
Week: 16
Submission of blog as an URL. The portfolio must detail current work practices as outlined in assessment 2 and 3.

5. Visual Diary:
Description: Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas and how they impact your practice.


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 Manager.

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