Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: BUSM6276C
Course Title: Address legal and administrative requirements
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art
Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472
Course Contact Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Jennifer Mills - City campus
Sharon West - Bundoora campus
Nominal Hours: 50
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 develops your skills and knowledge required to ensure that business or project comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements. It introduces you to the skills needed in setting up and managing legal and administrative aspects of businesses and projects in a cultural industry context.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUSADM09A Address legal and administrative requirements
1. Establish legal structures for businesses or projects
1.1 Examine the legal options for setting up a business or project to determine the most suitable structure, taking into account:
2. Comply with statutory and regulatory requirements
2.1 Ascertain the statutory and regulatory requirements affecting the way the business operates and take appropriate steps to ensure adequate cover and full compliance
3. Establish rights to materials, products/services
3.1 Seek information on any procurement rights needed to ensure that the implications are fully understood
4. Secure rights to materials/products/ services
4.1 Assess materials, products and services to determine procurement rights
This course will provide you with a focus on the acquisition of essential industry skills.
You will learn the following:
- How to make a proposal for funding
- How to prepare a budget
- Legal considerations relevant to a project
- How to negotiate project requirements
- Skills to liaise effectively.
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to undertake the following:
- Understand how to interpret a project brief
- Be able to respond creatively and imaginatively to a project brief
- Be aware of legal and administrative requirements necessary to successfully undertake the project
- Have developed effective negotiation skills
- Have prepared a proposal suitable for submission.
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is clustered and taught with VPAU010/OHTH5482 Analyse and implement sustainable work practices
This course provides you with an understanding of the visual art industry whilst developing your creative skills in a professional context.
It introduces you to the gallery and museum industry with an emphasis on the role of the artist, The course provides you with the roles and responsibilities of artists, art collector and gallery directors. It contains a detailed study of the general knowledge and understanding of the spectrum of arts organisations and the application of that knowledge to specific work practices.
You will learn the skills required to share idea/s with others in the workplace in a range of contexts within the cultural industries. The course will focus on you as an artist being able to manage your own work and understanding legislations and processes that underpin all art practices.
On successful completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the visual arts industry, cultural organisation and the ability to contribute to workplace environments.
|Week||Class content||Task/ Assessment due dates|
|Week 1||Orientation and course introduction|
|Week 2||Introduction: “the business of being an artist”|
Course outline: overview of the semester and assessment tasks
Galleries pp presentation
|Week 3||Galleries cont’d|
The role of the artist/collector/director
Gallery excursion –visit ARIs
|Week 4||Exhibition proposal overview, information sheet|
-writing an artist’s statement
-visual support material
|Week 5||Sustainability and the Studio||Studio questionnaire|
|Week 6||Studio visit and report||Studio report|
|Week 7|| Exhibition proposal review|
|Exhibition proposal (draft of artist statement and CV)|
|Week 8||Understanding contracts, copyright and moral rights||PPP and notes|
|Week 9||Guest speaker from the arts industry TBC||Exhibition Proposal|
|Week 10||Exhibition proposal presentations||Class presentations|
|Week 11||Exhibition proposal presentations||Class presentations|
|Week 12||Exhibition proposal presentations||Class presentations|
|Week 13||Financing your arts practice and preparing a funding application|
|Week 14||Financing your arts practice and preparing a funding application|
|Week 15|| Residencies and prizes|
Dealing with rejection and post exhibition blues
|Week 16||Semester review/feedback|
|Week 17||Semester review/feedback|
Art Almanac, NAVA website, Art Monthly
You will be encourage to attend one exhibition opening and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.
Access to the sources of information needed to deal with legal issues relating to the music, television, radio and multimedia industry sectors is required. There is no specialist equipment required but access to a computer and appropriate software would be useful.
Overview of Assessment
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following evidence of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment. On completion of this course, you will receive graded assessment.
Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:
- case studies
- work samples or simulated workplace activities
- oral questioning/interview
- third party reports and authenticated prior achievements
- portfolios of evidence.
Assessment must take place over a period of time in order to determine competence in the ongoing implementation and monitoring aspects of this unit.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.
1. Major exhibition proposal
Exhibition proposal for an artist run gallery
2. Budget for funding proposal
Funding application for exhibition proposal
3. Class presentation
A 5-10-minute presentation on the exhibition proposal
4. Sustainable work practices studio assessment & report
Week 5 & 6
|Assessment evidence||Element||Essential skills||Underpinning knowledge & skills||Critical aspects of assessment|
|Exhibition proposal||3. Establish rights to materials, products/services|
4. Secure rights to materials/products/services
|Negotiation skills, including the skills to conduct negotiations of significant commercial value||Knowledge of the relevant industry sector|
Negotiation skills, including the skills to conduct
negotiations of significant commercial value
|Understanding the range of legislative and
administrative issues affecting the industry sector in
which the person is employed
|Budget for funding||1.Establish legal structures for business or projects|
2.Comply with statutory and regulatory requirements
|Knowledge of the legal issues that affect |
negotiations and contracts in the relevant industry
Knowledge of the statutory and regulatory
|The ability to apply the knowledge to the context in
which the project or business is operating and
|Class presentation and journal||4. Secure rights to materials/products/services||The ability to communicate information accurately to
relevant individuals and groups
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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
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