Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5234

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of public art work. It outlines the way public art work is produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement. It is a specialisation course and refers to a specific art form. Installation work generally uses or combines one or more media artforms and skills in those artforms would be required. This work would usually be carried out independently, although guidance would be available if required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP48A Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art


1. Inform work through experimentation with techniques and media used to produce public art work

2. Develop and refine conceptual vision for public art work

3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work

4. Realise public art work

Learning Outcomes

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 might include:

  • direct observation of the work in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • questioning and discussion about your intentions and the work outcome
  • verbal and written reports
  • review of portfolios of evidence.