Course Title: Public Art Project

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5191

Course Title: Public Art Project

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 144.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to source, design, develop and construct prototypes and scale model(s) for a major public art project

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

All generic and compulsory Visual Arts modules

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS687 Public Art Project

Learning Outcomes

1. Research a potential site for a public art project within a specified area of community
2. Develop a proposal package including a written component, concept drawings and initial budget figures
3. Document community and corporate organisations with an actual or potential social, historical, environmental or fiscal investment in the project
4. Expand the initial proposal into a two/three dimensional model; including detailed budget breakdowns and a written rationale for the project
5. Produce a fully realised proposal in a professional package complete with all relevant information and carefully chosen support material
6. Give a formal presentation of the completed proposal to a panel of industry professionals and interested members of the community

Overview of Assessment

A series of projects and accompanying visual diaries
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.