Course Title: Conceive, develop and realise exhibition designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5238

Course Title: Conceive, develop and realise exhibition designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art



Bundoora Campus


340T Art


Course Contact: Ninna Cikoja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

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Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake the complete exhibition design process, from initial conception of ideas to the final realisation of the design. In this course, you will learn how to prepare, develop and realise small exhibitions in response to a conceptual brief. Students are introduced to the practical aspects of designing a collaborative exhibition. You are encouraged to question the role of artist as curator and are required to underpin their exhibition design with strong conceptual/theoretical content.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CULMS008B Conceive, develop and realise exhibition designs


1. Interpret the brief

2. Conduct and evaluate research

3. Generate and assess ideas

4. Develop and document the design

5. Communicate design ideas and make amendments

6. Liaise with others to implement exhibition construction

Learning Outcomes

You will develop the skills required to negotiate with peers, respond to a conceptual premise and to realise their exhibition designs.

By completion of this course, you will feel confident to undertake small self-curated exhibition projects, both technically by having a good understanding of how to plan, document and install an exhibition, and conceptually. Understanding the inter-relatedness of various artworks, how dialogue can be created between individual works and how to utilize space will be learned during this Unit.

A research based approach is encouraged in this course.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be conducted by a panel of industry professions in a simulated work-place environment.

A range of assessment methods will  be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. Theses assessment methods include:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence
  • performance by the candidate
  • evaluation of an exhibition design
  • has been responsible in terms of meeting concept and resource practicality
  • evaluation of reports which demonstrate the processes used in developing and realising the creative concept, including challenges faced and how these were resolved
  • oral or written questioning aimed at evaluating the processes used in developing and realising the creative concept.