Course Title: Select sites and plan work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GRAP5288C

Course Title: Select sites and plan work

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5234 - Diploma of Visual Art

Course Contact : Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Hillary

Nominal Hours: 15

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

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to research potential sites and to plan work for a particular site where you may select or be involved in the selection of a site. This is a support unit for specialisations. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCRS02A Select sites and plan work


1. Research potential sites

Performance Criteria:

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1.2 Correctly identify relevant sources of information for potential sites
1.3 Collect and organise relevant information about potential sites


2. Select a site

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine criteria for the selection of the site based on the conceptual vision and the parameters of the site
2.2 Analyse and evaluate research findings on the potential site, based on the criteria
2.3 Apply criteria to select the most appropriate site


3. Develop and select options for work for the selected site

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Consider the impact of site characteristics on work options
3.2 Outline work options which respond to site characteristics
3.3 Select work which best responds to site characteristics and the conceptual vision


4. Plan work for the selected site

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Confirm site and selected work option with relevant colleagues
4.2 Develop procedures and work plans for the production of work
4.3 Document procedures using appropriate format

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.

Details of Learning Activities

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This course is clustered with the following courses:  PSPPM401B/BUSM6307C Design Simple Projects /  CUVDES05A/GRAP5289C Interpret and respond to a brief /  CUVVSP48A/VART6094C Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art /  CUVCRS02A/GRAP5288C Select Sites and Plan Work
The learning and assessment for each of these units is in a clustered delivered and will occur both on campus and off site.

As part of a series of studio based projects, you will learn how to detail requirements, write recommendations and prepare plans that require a level of precision about their public art project. You will understand the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders or team members as well as apply a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes. You will gain skills in using project management tools; negotiate time lines and applying workplace safety procedures in line with project planning requirements.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduction to unit.

What is public art? 
Practice note:  documentation critical
Ready for Action task 1 – Exploring Material Briefing

Week 2
Sanctioned Public Art:
Laneways Tour – City of Melbourne
Ready for Action task 1 – Group Work

Week 3
Unsanctioned Public Art:
Street Art Tour – Doyle
Ready for Action task 1 – Report back

Week 4
Public Art online resources –
ACMI 15 seconds – Upload Ready for Action Task 1 compilation.

Week 5
Temporary art
Performance art&hellip;relational aesthetics
Ready for action Task 2:  Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Briefing

Week 6
Art/Craft activism
Ready for action Task 2:  Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Site analysis/Responding to space

Week 7
Memorials/contemporary and historical:
Field trip to various sites
Ready for action Task 2:  Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work

Week 8
Public Holiday
Mid-semester break

Week 9
Environmental art in the urban context
Ready for action Task 2:  Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work

Week 10
The corporate condition of public space
Ready for action Task 2:  Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Presentations

Week 11
Exploring Projection
Practice Notes:  Site Analyses
GPF briefing and site analysis

Week 12
GPF – Site Analysis

Week 13
GPF – Concept Development

Week 14
GPF – Concept Development

Week 15
GPF – Testing projections
Assessment preparation/submission

Week 16
Assessment preparation

Week 17

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resources required to carry out assessment these resources include:

  • legislation, guidelines, procedures and protocols relating to project management
  • workplace project documentation
  • scenarios and case studies
  • documented information and/or examples of the assessee’s personal work
  • project management tools

Overview of Assessment

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

  • evaluation of reports detailing site selection and work planning processes
  • case studies to assess ability to select sites for different work concepts/projects
  • verbal presentation of research options and planning
  • questioning and discussion about your intentions
  • review of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks
Semester 1:
1. Assessment title: Ready for Action – Task 1: Exploring material&#8232;Description: Present documentation of Task 1
Semester:  S1
Week: 2&#8232;2. Assessment title: Ready for Action – Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics&#8232;Description: Present documentation of Task 2
Semester:  S1
Week: 10
3. Assessment title: GPF: Concept Presentation
Description: Present concept for GPF
Semester:  S1
Week: 15
4. Assessment title: Tutorial Presentations
Description: Present on a Public Artwork/Artist of your choosing.  Outline the work/artist.  Share images.
Semester:  S1
Week: 5-17
5. Assessment title: Folio:
Description: Site analyses/Concepts/
Ready for Action 1/2 Documentation
Field trip reports: images/notes, critique of works
Semester:  S1
Week: 17
6. Visual Diary:
Description: Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas and how they impact your practice.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment taskElementsPerformance criteriaRequired knowledgeRequired skillsCritical aspect of evidence
1. Assessment title: Ready for Action – Task 1 1.1-1.3
Assessment must include evidence of the following
-potential sites for different types of work (relevant to area of specialisation)
-issues to be considered when selecting sites,
including approval processes required
-types of site information needed for planning of work and potential sources
-options for documenting planning processes and
work procedures
-awareness of copyright, moral rights and
Assessment must include evidence of the following
-research and analytical skills sufficient to assess
factors impacting on site selection and work
-workflow planning techniques in relation to
production of work for a site
-literacy skills sufficient to source, interpret and
document site information for the selected site
-numeracy skills sufficient to calculate specifications
for the selected site.
Critical aspect of evidence includes:
-the selection of a site which is responsive to the
conceptual vision
 -the application of criteria which appropriately
addresses and responds to the parameters for site
 - the development of the plan for the production of
2. Assessment title: Brief 1: Site Analysis 1.1-1.3
3. Assessment title: Brief 1: Concept Presentation 2.1-2.3
4. Assessment title: Brief 1: Maquette Presentation (Peer Assessment) 3.1-3.3
5. Ready for Action – Task 2 4.1-4.3   

Other Information

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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.



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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.

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