Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: BUSM6461C
Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
School: 340T Art
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts
Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Fiona Hillary
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
In this course you will gain a strong understanding of the arts industry and working in this profession. It involves industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, industry trends and emerging technologies, and industry laws and regulations.
This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain industry knowledge and manage own professional practice within the creative arts industry.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVIND501B Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
1. Research and apply industry information
1.1 Research the structure and operation of the creative arts industries using appropriate sources
2. Maintain effective industry networks
2.1 Participate in networks and associations to maintain high standards of professional practice
3. Enhance professional practice
3.1 Seek feedback from relevant personnel to identify professional development opportunities
On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will take place in a studio and classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
In class activities may include:
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- practical demonstrations
- guest lecture
- peer teaching and class presentations
Out of class activities may include:
- group discussion
- independent project based work
- teacher directed group activities/projects
- site visits (observations)
- studio practice
- visits to galleries and events.
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
|Week||Class content||Learning outcomes
|1||Introduction to course:
|2||Topic of investigation
||Gather information about all arts organisation presented in the program and develop a ‘guide’ to arts organisations for emerging artists.|
|3||Topic of investigation
|4||The role of the artist in community
|5||The Artist as volunteer…how volunteers are used in the arts sector|
|6||Topic of investigation:
|7||Media: how to engage media
Media lists: social networking, blogs, artwork in the space|
|8||Artist run spaces: in small groups visit three of listed ARIs – identify the work they show, comment on their facilities, how could you get involved, what’s required to apply for a show||Write an application for the ARI of your choice.
Assessment task: Brief 2 Social media action Kit
Develop a kit to guide emerging artists in the use of social media
|9||Artist run spaces: in small groups visit three of listed ARIs – identify the work they show, comment on their facilities, how could you get involved, what’s required to apply for a show|
|10||Discipline specific spaces…Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australian Print Workshop||In groups write a mock application to Arts Victoria funding round for presentation to the goup
Assessment task: brief 3: Application for an ARI
|11||Collections or not…NGV – Ian Potter, ACCA, ACMI|
|12||Indigenous Art: Koori Heritage Trust, Black Dot Gallery|
|13||Topic of investigation
|14||Topic of investigation|
Role of the museum includes the Chinese Museum
|15-16||Student presentations||Folio preparation for assessment|
|17-18||Assessment and folio presentation|
Mayer, R., Sheehan, S. The Artist’s handbook of materials and techniques, 5th Edition, 1991, Faber & Faber.
Dashkin, M. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting, 2011, Phaidon.
Library Subject Guides: Visual Art
You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit public art projects/sites outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:
- Practical tasks, a series of major projects
- Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
- Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
- Completion of a visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
- Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.
Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:
- Research, analyse, critique and apply industry information
- Maintain effective industry networks
- Enhance professional practice.
An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Project Brief 1 - A Guide to Arts Organisations
Description: gather information about all arts organisations presented in the program and develop a ‘guide’ to arts organisations for emerging artists. You can present it as a flyer, a zine, a blog page, be creative.
Due date: Week 16
Project Brief 2 - Social Media Action Kit
Description: develop a kit to guide emerging artists in the use of social media
Due date: Week 8
Projecr Brief 3: - Application for an ARI
Description: write an application for an Artist Run Space
Due date Week 10
Project Brief 4: Assessment title: Arts Victoria mock application
Description: In groups you will write a mock application to Arts Victoria for funding and present to the group as a major presentation
Due date Week15/16
5. Assessment title: Folio of evidence
Description: Brief 1, 2, 3, 4
Due date Week 17
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment.
- CHD - Competent with high distinction
- CDI - Competent with distinction
- CC - Competent with Credit
- CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
- NYC - Not Yet Competent
- DNS - Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Feedback - 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.
Student feedback at RMIT
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline. Cover Sheet for Submissions
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