Course Title: Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: VART6375C

Course Title: Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6149 - 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

Nominal Hours: 60

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 skills with drawing and other forms of visual representation to develop a personal approach or style suited to the individual’s professional practice. This course allows you to combine your specialisation area with drawing as a focal point.

Creative practitioners working independently apply the skills and knowledge in this course. You will draw on high-level cognitive and creative skills to evolve and refine personalised approaches to visual representation to support their professional practice. This course is self-directed.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAACD601 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Element:

1. Advance technical skills and other visual representation tools

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Expand expertise through ongoing experimentation with different tools and media 1.2 Increase drawing technique and confidence through practice with tone, layout, perspective, colour and imagery 1.3 Evaluate own drawing expertise against professional needs and aspirations

Element:

2. Refine drawing and representational skills as visual-thinking tools

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop a personalised style that supports and reflects the unique nature of own work and practice 3.2 Evaluate the ways in which drawing contributes to a successful professional practice 3.3 Discuss and explore drawing processes and challenges with others 3.4 Challenge, adapt and refine own style to meet new and changing contexts for work

Element:

3. Develop personalised style to support professional practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Extend drawing as a visual research tool in the development of work 2.2 Blend investigation, thinking and analysis through the drawing process 2.3 Analyse the use of drawing as a visual thinking tool in own work


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

In-class activities:

  • lectures
  • teacher directed studio activities/projects
  • studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • studio work


Teaching Schedule

 

 

Introduction

Assessment tasks

ppt  contemporary drawing practices

Building an archive through observation: drawing project



  
 

Theme 1 -  Space -  classroom still-life drawing workshop– (positive and negative space part 1)



  
 

Theme 1 -  Space - classroom drawing workshop– (part 2 - “My space” - archive building response)



  
 

project 1 – Space - classroom still-life drawing

workshop–  (part 3 “Between the lines” - text project)



  
 

project 1 – Space - classroom still-life drawing

workshop–  (part 3 “Between the lines” - text project- archive building response)

  
 

project 2 –  Colour - classroom still-life drawing workshop–  (part 1 - neutral palette, colour accent)



  
 

project 2 –  Colour - classroom still-life drawing workshop–  (part 1 - neutral palette, colour accent)



  
 

project 2 – Colour - classroom still-life drawing workshop–  (part 3 - Saturation and temperature - heightened palette)



  
 

project 2 – Colour - classroom still-life drawing workshop–  (part 3 - Saturation and temperature - heightened palette)



  
 

project 2 –  Line - classroom drawing workshop– movement & pattern (line part 1)



  
 

project 3 – Line - classroom still-life drawing workshop– movement & pattern (line part 2)

  

Mid Semester break  18-29 September

 

project 4 – Texture - classroom still-life drawing workshop– line and pattern  (line part 1)



  
 

project 4 – Texture - classroom drawing workshop– (part 2 - Texture and surface - archive building response)



  
 

project 5 – Narrative & Context  - classroom still-life drawing workshop–  Projection and

  
 

project 5 – Narrative & Context - classroom still-life drawing

workshop– Projection and lighting response

  
 

project 5 – Narrative & Context  - classroom still-life drawing

workshop–  building a story through context

  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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

Semester 2:

  1. Assessment title: Project - Building an archive through observation: drawing project

Description: 16+ drawings (A5-A4 size) from 8 classes

Semester:  S2

Week: 18

 

  1. Assessment title:  Folio - Classroom themed still-life workshop drawings

(Space, Colour, Line, Texture & Narrative- minimum submission 3 drawings from 7 scheduled workshops)

Description: observational sketches made in class from still-life installations

Semester:  S2

Week: 18

 


Assessment Matrix

 

Unit title

Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

RMIT Unit code

VART6375

National code

CUAACD601

Assessment task

Elements/ PCs

Performance Evidence

Knowledge Evidence

Assessment Conditions



3. Assessment title:


Building an archive through observation: drawing project

1/2/3

1.1-1.3

2.1-2.3

3.1-3.4

Evidence of the ability to:


·   use experimentation, practice, investigation and analysis to increase expertise with different techniques and media

.   evaluate own expertise against personal aspirations

·   develop a personalised style of drawing or visual representation that supports own professional creative work.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:


·   explain how changing work contexts may impact on personal drawing styles

·   describe techniques and devices to extend expertise in drawing and visual representation

·   discuss physical properties and capabilities of a wide range of materials and tools used in drawing.

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in creative arts industry environments. The assessment environment must include access to:


·   drawing materials, tools and equipment.

   

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