Course Title: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4281

Course Title: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to source and organise information to assist you to development art concept in the production of work. In this course you will gain an understating of the creative process and in practice, realise the production of work to support folio creation. This work would usually be carried out under supervision.

You will learn the skills required to articulate the creative process and have some communication with others about the development process. This course assists you with understanding concept development that encompasses ideas, form and context for the work.

The course will focus on you as an artist being able to manage your own work and understanding OH&S legislations and processes that underpin all art practices.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work


1. Develop concept

2. Communicate concept

3. Refine concept

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Research, generate and discuss ideas as part of the creative process
  • Develop technical skills specific to particular art forms
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Basic design principles
  • A range of information sources to assist in the development of the concept for own work
  • Suitable communication methods to communicate the concept for own work
  • Knowledge about other artists and concept development of their own work
  • Knowledge about theoretical and historical contexts to assist in the development of the concept for own work
  • Awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property pertaining to sourced, organised and evaluated information for the development of the concept for own work.

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.