Course Title: Produce sculpture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: VART5999C

Course Title: Produce sculpture

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

Loretta Quinn loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

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

It is highly recommended that this unit be assessed in conjunction with the following units:

  • CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
  • CUVCOR09B Select and apply drawing techniques and media to represent and communicate the concept
  • CUVCOR12B Review history and theory for application to artistic practice.

Depending on the context, combined assessment and/or training with a range of other units would also be appropriate, e.g.:
  • CUVCRS08B Document the work progress
  • CUVCRS14B Prepare, store and maintain finished work.
 

Course Description

This course is designed to extend and reinforce the relationship between ideas, source information and the manipulation of the materials in the production of sculpture. You will be encouraged to extend their language, terminology and visual elements of sculpture and to understand adaptive properties and characteristics of materials.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP51B Produce sculpture


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.

You will learn to:
  • Identify, interpret and incorporate philosophies, concepts and precepts into the production of sculpture.
  • Analyse the properties and characteristics of materials and their adaptive potential towards the production of sculpture
  • Apply advanced techniques and processes used in the production of sculpture
  • Expand and use the vocabulary and phraseology of sculpture.


Details of Learning Activities

 Delivery is via Lectures and practical demonstrations, studio practice, tutorial discussions and class discussion


Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Introduction to semester 2
Week 2- 5: Project 1
Week 6- 8: Project 2
Week 9-13: Project 3
Week 14-16: Project 4
Week 17-18: Assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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 sculptural work in progress
  • Questioning and discussion of your intentions
  • Verbal and written reports
  • Review of portfolios of evidence
Assessment will be conducted by a group of teaching staff who are industry personnel.


Assessment Tasks

Students will be required to complete a maximum of 4 projects along with a Visual Art journal, drawings and relevant back up work.
Class participation


NB: work must reflect consistent interaction with staff in order to be considered for assessment. Unsighted work will be assessed.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment EvidenceElementEssential SkillsEssential Knowledge
Visual Diary Explore Sculptural Techniques to plan work
 -literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety lablels
-numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and cost of materials
-general knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for sculpture
-ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in sculptural work
FolioRealise Sculpture
Explore Sculpture techniques to plan work
-literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
-numeracy skills sufficient to calculate quantities and cost of materials 
-the physical properties and capabilities of the range of materials , tools and equipment used in sculptural work
-ways of exploring, adapting and combining techniques and materials to achieve different effects in sculptural work
-general knowledge of the formal elements and principals of design and their specific application to the production of sculpture
general knowledge of the historical and theoretical contexts for sculpture
awareness of copyright, moral rights and intellectual property issues
Observation of Performance Prepare and Maintain resources for Sculptural work
-literacy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
-numeracy skills sufficient to read product and equipment safety labels
-work space requirements for sculptural work including ways of organising and maintaining space
-cleaning and maintenance techniques for tools and equipment used in sculptural work
-organisational and legislative occupational health and safety procedures in relation to sculptural work
-environmental issues associated with the tools and materials used in sculptural work
 

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