Course Title: Public Art Project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5175

Course Title: Public Art Project

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5191 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geoff Hogg
0413 624 813

Nominal Hours: 144

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

All generic and compulsory Visual Arts modules

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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

Details of Learning Activities

•    Undertake site analysis for Public Art project
•    Undertake Public Art concept development
•    Prepare project documentation
•    Present to a panel

Teaching Schedule

Learning activities are project based with tasks integrated into project work.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

program texts and course material will be distributed in class

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.

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 Develop Work Priorities.

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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