Course Title: Work with the human form in creative practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: VART6315C

Course Title: Work with the human form in creative practice

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

Jennifer Mills 

Jennifer.mills@rmit.edu.au

Carolyn Eskdale

carolyn.eskdale@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 produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. At this level, you would take some responsibility for experimentation with a range of drawing techniques and be expected to show some command of those techniques.

Many artists and designers work with the human form in their practice. This could be through two-dimensional (2-D) work like sketching, figure drawing or painting for a range of artistic or functional purposes, or through three-dimensional (3-D) work in areas, such as modelling, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Creative work may or may not be a direct representation of the human form.

At this level, the practitioner works independently with mentoring and guidance as required.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD505A Work with the human form in creative practice

Element:

1. Research the human form

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1 Source information and ideas  about the representation and use of the human form  in creative practice

1.2 Investigate aspects of human physiology and anatomy  relevant to own practice

1.3 Analyse and distil relevant ideas and information  from research

1.4 Develop and refine informed ideas about the use of the human form in creative work

Element:

2. Visually represent the human form

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1 Adapt ideas and knowledge about the human form for integration into a coherent body of work 

2.2 Experiment with different media and techniques to represent different aspects of the human form or reflect ideas about the human form

2.3 Identify and resolve technical problems  based on developing expertise

2.4 Challenge and adapt ways to represent or use the human form to develop own style

Element:

3. Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

                           

4.1 Establish systems and habits to maintain currency of knowledge around digital art technologies

4.2 Develop ways of working that minimise waste

4.3 Maintain the quality and life of equipment and consumables through appropriate handling and storage 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have completed

  • A selection of drawings that explore mark making and techniques
  • A select of drawings that use experimentation with materials and tools
  • Understanding of OH&S processes in a studio environment
     

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Extended drawing process and the relevant OH&S.
  • Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
  • Develop research and refine a conceptual vision through the production of drawings


Details of Learning Activities


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:
• Preparing for presentation
• Project work
• Independent research
• Visiting galleries


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentTasksElements
1Introduction to course

The human form in contemporary art
 1/2/3
2

Model/life drawing

 1/2
3Model/life drawing 1/2
4Project 1 – Introduction
Workshop “Rob McHaffie”
Project brief 1: “The individual in society”
independent research1/2
5Workshop: Anatomy 1/2
6Model/life drawing
Anatomical juxtaposition
 1/2
7Model/life drawing
2 dancers/performers
 1/2
Mid Semester Break
8Model/life drawing
3D modelled form part 1
 1/2/3
9Workshop
3D modelled form
part 3- collage/drawing
 1/2/3
10Workshop: 3D modelled form
part 3- collage/drawing
 1/2/3
11Museum –Mind & body excursion 1/2/3
12Project –research/developmentConcept development1/2/3
13Project –research/development 1/2/3
14Project –research/development 1/2/3
15Project –research/developmentprepare presentations1/2/3
16Project presentation/peer critpresentation/peer crit1/2/3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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.


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 Title: Folio-workshop drawings

Due: W18

Assessment title: Individual in society individual research project.

Due: W18
 

Assessment Title: Visual Diary

Due: W18

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

Grade             Outline Grading                                                Criteria (see table below)
CHD               Competent with high distinction 80 - 100         Highly developed
CDI                 Competent with distinction 70 - 79                  Well developed
CC                  Competent with credit 60 - 69                         Developed
CAG               Competent achieved - graded 50 - 59             Sound
NYC               Not Yet Competent
DNS               Did not submit for assessment
 


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.

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