Course Title: Undertake research activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: GEDU5211C

Course Title: Undertake research activities

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C0027 - Graduate Certificate in Public Art

Course Contact : Geoff Hogg

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1967

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geoff Hogg379653
0413 624 813

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


Course Description

Students will develop skills and knowledge related to research methods associated with the development of concepts around Public Art as well as those associated with Public Art site analysis and techniques for physical recording and analysis of public environments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCPOL3A Undertake research activities


Implement appropriate research strategies


Organise and analyse information


Prepare a research plan


Report the findings of the research

Learning Outcomes

Implement appropriate research strategies
Organise and analyse information
Prepare a research plan
Report the findings of the research

Details of Learning Activities

•    Practical field work
•    Class participation including group discussions, tutorials and lectures
•    Preparation of documentation
•    Preparation of presentations

Teaching Schedule

After participating in the 3 week Intensive Program beginning on the first Monday of March, study is project based with tasks integrated into project work.

Formal project review takes place on 26 and 27 May for Semester 1 and on 20 and 21 October for Semester 2.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

lists and reference material will be supplied in class

Overview of Assessment

1. A 10 minute documentary presentation and project document book based on own practice and participation in the 3 week intensive workshop
2. A series of projects and accompanying visual diaries
3. Portfolio of work – studies, projects and workshop outcomes developed throughout the year as class projects

Students already working in the field of public art have the opportunity to negotiate projects for assessment in the context of Work Integrated Learning.

The five courses that comprise the Graduate Certificate in Public Art are delivered and assessed via the work practices and projects undertaken during the program. The courses are delivered and assessed in an integrated form as part of the practice of a developing public artist.

Assessment Tasks

•    Presentation of documentation detailing project work
•    Presentation to a group of research undertaken
•    Participation in group discussions and tutorials

    Alternative Assessment
    Participants already working in the field of Public Art or a related area have the opportunity to negotiate projects for assessment in the context of work integrated learning.

This course is taught together with the course History and Craft of Public Art.

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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