Course Title: Source concept for own work
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: VART6091C
Course Title: Source concept for own work
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4281 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft
Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 30
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
This course underpins many specialisation courses and combined assessment and/or training with those units is highly recommended.
In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to source and organise information to assist in the development of the concept for work. The concept encompasses ideas, form and context for the creation of your own art work. This could include printmaking, sculpture, drawing or painting. This course describes the articulation of the creative process. In practice, you can integrate this with the actual production of work, as described in various specialisation courses. This work would usually be carried out under supervision.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVCOR01B Source concept for own work
1. Source concept.
1.1 Identify and collect information relevant to ideas for the concept.
1.2 Organise collected information in a way which helps the development of the concept.
2. Review information for application to own work.
2.1 Review information to clarify ideas for the concep
2.2 Select final option for the concept based on information.
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 this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• teacher directed studio activities/projects/excursions
• studio exercises to review discussions
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• studio work
2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• reading articles and excerpts
• preparing for discussion
• project work
• independent research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.
June 26 Intensive: Originate Concepts
July 3 Intensive: Originate Concepts
Please note that where relevant excursions will be included in the curriclum.Students to be advised accordingly.DVD’s and relavant visual materila will also be included
July 10 Outline course and requirements Introduction to sculptural practice/tools/materials DVD’s
July 17 Handouts for Project one
Introduction to materials and tools demonstration.
July 24 Discussion of ideas/response to brief/demonstration
July 31 Commence Project 1 (animal) armature/tutorials
August 7 Project 1/tutorials
August 14 Project 1/tutorials
August 21 Project 1tutorials
August 28 Due date for Project 1/tutorial/class discussion.Handouts for project 2 (House) model making/ construction
September 4 Response to brief/commence constuction
September 11 Project 2/tutorials
September 18 Project 2/tutorials
Week 14 Project 2/tutorials
October 9 Due date for Project 2/tutorials
October 16 Project 3 Handouts for casting project/mould making/casting options
October 30 Demonstration of materials and techniques
October 23 Project 3/tutorials
October 30 Project 3/tutorials
Week 19 Project 3/tutorials
November 13 Project 3/tutorials
November 20 Folio Preparation
November 27 Folio Preparation
December 4 Assessment submission
Glenn Harper, Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Park
Kirsten Mey, Sculpsit: Artists on Sculpture and Beyond
Causey, A. Sculpture since 1945 (Oxford History Of Art) Oxford University Press 119
Collins J. Contemporary Sculpture Phaidon
Eleanor Heartney.Art & Today Phaidon
Uta Grosenick. Art Now, Taschen
Vitamin 3-D New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation Phaidon
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.
3 completed projects/relevant backup work
1 visual dairy which clearly demonstrates originality and an understanding of sculptural production and personal development.
A folio that demonstrates a command of techniques and which are consistent with conceptual vision
Awareness of safe working practice in the studio
Evidence of research and analyses
Willingness to experiment with concepts and media
Understanding of application of various techniques
Senstivity to materials
Levels of responsibility and consideration in the sculpture studio
The degree of participation in the course
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
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.
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