Course Title: Integrated Practise in Public Art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5761

Course ID: 037968

Course Title: Integrated Practise in Public Art

School: 340T Art

Program Code: C0027 - Graduate Certificate in Public Art

Course Contact : Geoff Hogg

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1967

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geoff Hogg
0413 624 813

Nominal Hours: 210

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

The following courses are co-requisites: BSBADM407A Administer Projects; CHCPOL3A Undertake Research; BSBCMN402A Develop Work Priorities; CUSFIN01A Finance a Project.

Course Description

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to take a work of public art from concept and design through to production and installation.
Students will gain knowledge and experience in developing Public Art projects in real environments by drawing together both artistic and practical skills. Students will achieve knowledge in
• Concept development
• Site analysis
• Detailed design
• Project implementation

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBN197 Integrated Practise in Public Art

Learning Outcomes

1. Undertake research to uncover practices in the production of public art
2. Demonstrate skills to work collaboratively in a cross-cultural project
3. Apply problem solving strategies to evaluate a project
4. Produce installations (real or simulated) that explore the nature and complexity of site
5. Plan and implement a public art intervention
6. Create a professional portfolio to publication standard

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

•    Practical field work
•    Concept development workshop[
•    Projects skills workshop[s
•    Site analysis experience
•    Independent research

Teaching Schedule

Following the collaborative project undertaken during week 3 of the Intensive Program, study will be based around 4 specific projects.

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

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

text lists and reference material will be distributed 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 Public Art Project major study, Public Art Project minor study, Public Art Media.

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