Course Title: Realise thermatically connected digital artwork

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: VART5987

Course Title: Realise thermatically connected digital artwork

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 Email:TAFEArt@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Kim Lawler

Email: kim.lawler@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 150

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

None

Course Description

This course develops the skills and knowledge required to produce and present a thematically connected digital art work which incorporates other media. You would use a wide range of tools, equipment and materials and may possibly incorporate other media. The artwork would convey a strong conceptual and theoretical development and a developing sense of your own voice. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU25 Realise thermatically connected digital artwork

Element:

Determine, organize and maintain resources for thematically connected digital media art work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Gather relevant materials and media, ensuring their compatibility to the conceptual vision of a digital
media art work

2.2 Ensure that all required media is identified and sourced and that the selection is based on the understanding of the user characteristics and capabilities

2.3 Organise and maintain workspace and resource requirements in accordance with safety and other workplace requirements

Element:

Evaluate own work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from others to improve own work

5.2 Evaluate own work against planned strategy for own artistic practice

5.3 Evaluate own work in the context of work by others in order to extend own practice

5.4 Adjust work processes and practice as necessary to improve technical and conceptual outcomes

Element:

Prepare project work plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify components required to produce the concept design
 
1.2 Develop project timeline 

1.3 Identify project planning constraints that may impact on meeting timeline 

1.4 Identify potential sources of supply of resources 

1.5 Cost project

1.6 Monitor and document project work flow consistent with the concept for the brief and with work plan

Element:

Present/exhibit digital artwork

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine specific requirements for display/presentation of digital artwork

4.2 Consider issues of presentation and take action accordingly

4.3 Prepare artwork for display/presentation

Element:

Realise thematically connected digital media art work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Realise the digital media art work using design techniques and relevant digital media elements selected
from research and experimentation to meet the conceptual vision

3.2 Evaluate and respond to the potential for changes in the use of techniques and experimentation to meet
the conceptual vision

3.3 Use safe working practices throughout the production of the digital media 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.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
  • Prepare project work plan
  • Determine, organise and maintain resources for thematically connected digital media art work
  • Realise thematically connected digital media art work
  • Present/exhibit digital artwork
  • Evaluate own work.


Details of Learning Activities

There is a range of learning activities including:

  • Participation in practical workshops conducted by a teacher. Workshops also provide the opportunity for student to practice & perform under supervision and coaching from a teacher
  • Participation in tutorials which can be one on one, small groups or whole class and which provide the opportunity for students to present their work for comment and critique by teachers and fellow students
  • Individual studio time for students to work on projects to develop skills and conceptual ability in an environment of discovery and experimentation
  • Keeping a visual diary which contains evidence of conceptual development, feedback on work from tutorials, reflection on own development and understanding, critical engagement and critical discourse
  • Research
  • Ongoing practice to become self managing
  • When available, attendance at exhibitions and field work


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-2
General introduction
Introduction to digital imaging project 1
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice

Weeks 3-5
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Field work as available

Weeks 5-7
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Field work as available
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice
Presentation and feedback on project 1

 8-15
Introduction to digital imaging project 2:
Group & individual tutorials
Demonstrations
Theory and knowledge
Observation checklist: OHS & studio practice

Week 16
Studio work

Week 17-18
Assessment and moderation


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students have access to advanced digital imaging production facilities. Resources include Apple Mac computers. All machines run Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended™ and complimentary software. State of the art scanners and late model digital cameras are available for use.


Overview of Assessment

Your ability to realise thematically connected digital artworks will be assessed by:

  • Review of visual journal by teacher/assessor against specified criteria
  • Review of digital folder
  • Review of folio of digital images by a group of teachers/assessors
  • Review of presentations
  • Observation (with questions and answers)
  • Direct observation of digital media work in progress,
    including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Completion of an art journal and/or portfolio including
    personal reflection and feedback from relevant others.  


Assessment Tasks

  • Demonstration of safe and healthy use of equipment, materials and workspaces in workshops and studios assessed through checklists
  • Visual journal
  • Digital Folders
  • Folio of digital images
  • Class presentation
  • Observation tasks 


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment evidence Element Essential skills Essential knowledgeCritical aspects of assessment
 Visual diary
  • prepare project work plan
  • determine, organize and maintain resources for thematically connected digital media art work
  • literacy skills sufficient to research and interpret information and materials
  • research skills and ability to source information to inform experimentation and continued learning
  • experimentation skills to inform development and refinement of concepts
  • the role of experimentation and conceptualisation in contemporary digital art practice
  • detailed knowledge of physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials and equipment used in digital art
  • management of information
 
 Digital Folder 
  •  research skills and ability to source information to inform experimentation and continued learning
  • experimentation skills to inform development and refinement of concepts
  • management of information
  • the role of experimentation and conceptualisation in contemporary digital art practice
  • knowledge of a range of photographers work and the impact of social and cultural influences within modernist art/historical and contemporary post-modern contexts
 
 Folio
  • realise thematically connected digital media art work
  • present/exhibit digital artwork
  • technological skills and the ability to use and extend understanding of emerging software
  • numeracy skills sufficient to calculate and evaluate quantities and cost
  • *experimentation skills to inform development and refinement of concepts
  • planning and organisational skills
  • ability to use software as a medium
  • ability to integrate or interpret other mediums with digital artwork to allow for the evolving characteristics
  • of contemporary practice
  • installation of technical equipment e.g. sound and image
  • the characteristics of different techniques under different treatments and the potential of these characteristics to achieve different effects
  • the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials and equipment used in photography/digital imaging including the technical aspects of the 35mm/digital camera and a range of camera types
  • processes related to the production of photographic/digital images
  • characteristics of assorted light-sensitive photographic materials and digital print media
  • demonstrates a command of selected advanced techniques and which are consistent with the conceptual vision
  • demonstrates knowledge of materials and tools and how they are used and extended
  • demonstrates an ability to present artwork appropriately
 Observation of performance
  •  evaluate own work
  • literacy skills sufficient to research and interpret information and materials
  • familiarity with the capability of a range of tools and techniques for producing and manipulating images
  • knowledge and application of a range of industry design software and hardware, including emerging technologies and software
  • the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials and equipment used in photography/digital imaging including the technical aspects of the 35mm/digital camera and a range of camera types
  • work space requirements for photography/digital imaging, including ways of organising and maintaining space and darkroom and studio facilities
  • organisational and legislative occupational health and safety requirements in relation to photography/digital imaging in particular the risks associated with various photographic materials, processes and techniques and darkroom and studio practices and facilities
  • equipment cleaning and maintenance techniques
 
 Presentation  
  • the role of experimentation and conceptualisation in contemporary digital art practice
  • principles and characteristics of digital and traditional graphics
  • knowledge of the creative elements of a production including interpreting creative information, scripts and images
  • copyright laws, regulations and copyright clearance procedures
  • knowledge of a range of photographers work and the impact of social and cultural influences within modernist art/historical and contemporary post-modern contexts
  • art and design’s relationship to photography/digital imaging
 

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