Course Title: Integrate various media to produce works of art in public space

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Integrate various media to produce works of art in public space

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 100.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to develop artistic practice to integrate various media to produce works of art for a public space through the exploration and application of a range of advanced techniques and media.

Public art allows art practitioners to create art in any media and that has been planned and executed with the specific intention of being sited or staged in the public domain. The term public art is especially significant within the art world, amongst curators, commissioning bodies and practitioners of public art, to whom it signifies a particular working practice, often with implications of site specificity, community involvement and collaboration.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU033 Integrate various media to produce works of art in public space


Determine, organise and maintain resources for public art work that integrates various media 

Experiment with techniques and various media that can be integrated in public art work 

Realise public art work that integrates various media 

Research techniques and media that can be integrated in public art works 

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcome will be undertaken:

  • Experience in producing public art that incorporates a range of advanced techniques
  • Use of a wide range of tools, equipment and materials
  • Learning how to develop public artworks that convey a strong conceptual and theoretical development and a develop a sense of the artists own voice. 
This work would usually be carried out independently although guidance would be available if required.

In this course, you learn through:
1.  In-class activities:
  • lectures
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • peer teaching and class presentations
  • group discussion
  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • 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.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge and skills and might include:

  • Direct observation of public art work in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding and your intentions and work outcome
  • Third-party reports from experienced practitioners.
  • Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback from relevant others.

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent.  Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. 

You are required to have the ability to realise public art for a public space that integrates various media and which:
  • Demonstrates a command of advanced techniques which are consistent with the conceptual vision
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended in public art will be assessed by a written report, presentation, classroom based activities and portfolio.