Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EMPL7111C

Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6149 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Deborah 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

Saffron Newey    saffron.newey@rmit.edu.au

Loretta Quinn      loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

Tyler Paine          tyler.paine@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 65

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 research, analyse and debate exploration of creativity and its application to work and life practice. You will be able to gain insight into fields of practice traditionally considered as ’creative’, such as the arts, but may equally relate to much broader fields of human activity and endeavour.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Element:

1 Research concepts and theories of creativity

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use a range of research techniques to source information about creativity 1.2 Identify and explore potential new, emerging and alternative sources of ideas and thinking about creativity 1.3 Expand own knowledge and understanding of creativity through review and critical analysis of information 1.4 Analyse, compare and contrast a range of theoretical perspectives and thinking on creativity 1.5 Identify and explore the transmigration of creative thought to innovative output

Element:

2 Apply theories of creativity to practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluate the relevance and application of different theories and practices of creativity based on analysis of own work and life experience 2.2 Analyse the ways in which different aspects of history, theory and other influences are applied, adapted or challenged in practice 2.3 Assess the ways in which theories, thinking and practices about creativity may be applied that provide benefits to individuals, businesses and the community

Element:

3 Develop, articulate and debate own perspectives theories and practices of creativity

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take a critical approach to different theories and reflect on own ideas and responses 3.2 Develop own substantiated positions in response to research and analysis 3.3 Articulate own positions in a manner which demonstrates clarity of thought and conceptual understanding of different theories and thinking 3.4 Debate own positions on creativity showing belief in own ideas and a willingness to remain open to new perspectives


Learning Outcomes


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

  • Select an appropriate research focus
  • Analyse cultural ideas and information
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice
  • Participate in informed discussion of cultural history and theory.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Recognise historical and theatrical contemporary cultural practices
  • Develop opinions and ideas about cultural history and theory.


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 delivered in conjunction with VART6313C Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level.

The course provides students with the opportunity to extend their specialisation which may include painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art.

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


Teaching Schedule

PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
Week Course content
Tasks and Assessment Elements
1

Intro to studio & materials

Discuss Project 1 outline Photographic screenprinting printing,
OH&S and checklist,
Screen claim. Discuss stencils & positives. One colour photographic, 4 colour block
Outcomes required for Assessment

• learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements

 

 

 1.1, 1.2, 
2Project 1 - Screen Printing
Cleaning screens and applying emulsion. Mark making and positives.
 Project development 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.4, 2.3, 3.1
3Demonstration of printing paper stencil
Mixing inks and registration Students print paper stencils
  1-3
4Students print paper stencils Resolving a body of work 1-3
5Students print paper stencils Introduction to peer review1 -3
6Discussion four colour seperation & photographic techniques. Exposing photographic positive. Students work on photographic stencils. Four colour separaton  1-3
7Exposing photographic positive. Students work on photographic stencils. Four colour separaton  1-3
8printing & editioning 1-3
9Project 2 - Object as reference. Multi plate intaglio  1-3
103 plate intaglio introducing soft ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit etch, chin colle 1-3
113 plate intaglio introducing soft ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit etch, chin colle 1-3
 
123 plate intaglio introducing soft ground, sugar lift, aquatint, spit etch, chin colle 1-3
13Transfer & registration 1-3
14Printing 1-3
15Orinting and resolution 1-3
16Editioning prints 1-3
17Editioning prints  1-3
18Assessment  1-3
 
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
1  
2Introduction 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 form  1
3 Concept development-Head modelling 
4Commence head modelling in clayManage specialised resources for the particular art form 1-3
5Commence working with head life modelling Students to make up armature for head modelling
6

Continue head modelling

Class discussion. Fabrication of sculptures/Concept development/tutorials/technical assistance for individual students.

  2-3
7Shim up dividing wall for Part A of 2 part head mold 
8-9Complete 2 part mold using release agent. Pour plaster to 2 part mold Crit sessions presenting exploration to date 1-3
10Release plaster positive from 2 part mold. Students may cast more than one positive for 2 part molds. 
   Crit sessions presenting exploration to date 1-3
11Studio work 
12Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.Tools and materials overview 2-3
13 Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice 
14Group presentation: Technical development. Concept development.Continue to plan new work for semester two.Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context1-5
15  
16Folio/studio preparation for assessment 1-5
17Assessment 1-5
DIGITAL SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
1

General introduction

Introduction to digital imaging project 1

Group & individual tutorials

Demonstrations

Theory and knowledge

Observation checklist OHS and studio practice

Learning outcomes

Course requirements

1-3
2

Solvents and transfer techniques

Exploration of test images1-4
3

Printing large format

Epsom 9900 large format printer

4

4-7

Printing-Individual tutorials

 2-4
8-9PresentationsPresent resolved response to Project 1 brief3
10Project Brief 2 3
11Presentation of Project concepts 1-4
11Presentation of Project 2 conceptsIndependent concept development1-4
12-16Studio work/Individual tutorials 1-4
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
WeekCourse contentTasksElements
1

Course Outlines

Discussion of Folio and Assessment

Presentation and project 1 Briefing

Move into Studios

Project 1: Painting and materiality

1.1-1.3
2

Studio Practice

Presentation of Project 1. Part 11.1-1.3
3

Studio Practice

 Individual consultations with Saffron1,2,4,5
4Studio Practice

Individual consultations with Saffron

1,2,4,5
5

Student presentations

 Group Critique: Project 1: Painting and materiality progress2.2-2.6
6

Project 2 Briefing

 Project 2. Making with Momentum4
7

Studio Practice

  Individual consultations with Saffron1,2,3,4
8

Student presentations

Artists of Influence x 5 1,2
9TUTORIAL WEEK  
10EASTER BREAK 
11

Student group critiques

Peer review

Groups critique Project 2. Making with Momentum

Students conduct peer review
12

Project 3 Briefing

Excursion to NGV
Project 3: Homage, Appropriation and Critique
13Studio PracticeIndividual consultations with Saffron
14Studio PracticeIndividual consultations with Saffron
15 

Student group critiques

Peer review

Focus on Installation for Assessment
 

Students each present folio work to date.

Students conduct peer review
16 Studio Practice Individual consultations with Saffron
17 

Install folio work and Projects 1,2 and 3 for assessment.

 

No classes scheduled

Untutored studio access.
18 Assessment No student access.

 

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 will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment requires completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc


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

Project 1A

  • Completion of ONE resolved image with a minimum of 6 colours/differing stencils. The edition will  demonstrate paper stencil / exposed stencil techniques, opaque & transparent inks and layering as introduced in class.
  • An edition of a minimum of 3
  • Back up and experimental prints
  • Completion of ONE resolved unique image with a minimum of 6 colours/differing stencils. The print will  demonstrate photographic colour separation  / exposed stencil techniques, opaque & transparent inks and layering as introduced in class.
  • Back up drawings and experimental prints

           one resolved print for silent auction fundraiser (this applies if you are a graduating student in 2016) 28 x 28 cm 

You will demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the processes, skills and techniques of the ‘methods’ of screenprinting introduced.

Project 1B

An edition of your 2 plate colour etching that demonstrates minimum of 3 differing techniques.
Content/requirements
Multicolour at a minimum of 3 prints for traditional outcome.
Due date
End of semester 1

Assessment task
An unique state of one of your plates utilizing chine clolle
Content/requirements
a unique state print
Due date
End of semester 1

 You will demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the processes, skills and techniques of the ‘methods’ of intaglio introduced.

 

Sculpture-Semester 1

Project 1

Project-Head model

Visual Diary

Due W16

 

Digital -Semester 1

Digital Imaging Project 1 and 2

Folio of Digital Imaging

Visual Diary

Due W16

 

Painting-Semester 1

TASK 1 Painting and materiality

TASK 2 Making with Momentum

TASK 3 Homage, appropriation and critique

Visual Diary

Assessment: A folio of work featuring all tasks and visual diary.

 

 

 

 

 

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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