Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6149 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 75

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Deborah Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Creative practitioners at this level have a capacity for independent thought and self-direction that allows them to conceive, plan and realise a body of work of a professional standard. In this course you will engage with peers and industry networks in ways that develop and confirm your place as an arts practitioner. This course allows you to develop and extend your skills with materials, processes and techniques. There is an expectation in this course that you will work independently to conceive, plan and realise a coherent body of creative work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR601 Originate a body of independent creative work


1. Develop conceptual thinking

2. Seek professional opportunities and engagement

3. Plan an independent creative project

4. Realise the body of creative work

5. Evaluate professional work

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make judgements about relationships between painting materials, techniques and processes
  • Create a body of work that has refined painting skill and technical ability

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Self-management and planning skills
  • Skills to create work to a paraprofessional standard

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.