Course Title: Realise a body of creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: VART6220C

Course Title: Realise a body of creative work

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: 99254472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Allan

Fiona Hillary

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to realise a coherent body of creative work. Practitioners integrate conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create work in their chosen creative form.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP501A Realise a body of creative work


4. Collaborate with others

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek and be open to critical analysis of own work by others
4.2 Participate critically and knowledgably in conversations that
explore different ways of doing things
4.3 Explore and experiment with ideas that come from collaboration


6. Evaluate own artwork

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Review work in progress against personal, professional and
artistic objectives
6.2 Identify and respond to opportunities for refinement and
6.3 Evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of the work process
6.4 Evaluate finished work in terms of its coherence with the
project concept, technical resolution and suitability for the intended


1. Develop ideas for a coherent body of work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Establish and explore a developing range of sources to inform
new ideas
1.2 Support professional practice by extending knowledge of
historical and contemporary references
1.3 Evaluate developing ideas and options for creative work using
critical and creative thinking approaches
1.4 Consider the professional potential of ideas
1.5 Where appropriate, refine personal thinking through consultation
with relevant people
1.6 Develop ideas or designs based on research, reflection and
suitability for the intended purpose


2. Plan and organise the production of work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm the scope and objectives of the work based on the
project concept
2.2 Evaluate and organise financial, physical and other resources
based on in-depth knowledge of the creative form
2.3 Set up or gain access to an appropriate work space
2.4 Develop a realistic timeframe for the production of work
2.5 Evaluate and respond to project constraints
2.6 Monitor project workflow against the plan


3. Develop own approach to documenting the body of work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evaluate options for documenting and recording work and the
ideas and research that inform it
3.2 Consider information for inclusion and the need to reveal the
process of work
3.3 Select and develop own approach and presentation style
3.4 Document production of work from initial ideas to realisation


5. Create finished work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Use safe work practices to manipulate selected materials,
processes and technologies with increasing confidence and skill
5.2 Challenge and test technical and conceptual aspects of the work
during production
5.3 Finish work to professional standard

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to produce digital images that represent and communicate ideas linked to your elective practices.

Details of Learning Activities

Your learning activities will take place in a studio and lecture theatre. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:

teacher directed group activities/projects
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
class presentations
group discussion
class exercises to review discussions/lectures
studio work.

2. Out-of-class activities include:

practical exercises
reading articles and excerpts
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.

Teaching Schedule

WeekCourse ContentTasks
1Review of Semester 1
Overview of Semester 2
Introduce Project 2 procedure
i. Students complete outstanding Semester 1 tasks
2Project 2Edit and assemble narrative images
3Project 2
Introduce Project 3
As above
4Project 2

Project 3 : Photoshop animated video

As above
5Project 3 : Photoshop animated videoInvestigating simple animation using Photoshop
6Project 3 : Photoshop animated video

Introduce Workshop 8

As above
7Project 3 : Photoshop animated video

Workshop 8: ‘Premiere’ video editing


As above

Investigate editing in Adobe Premiere with given video footage


8Workshop 8: ‘Premiere’ video editInvestigate editing in Adobe Premiere with given video footage
9Workshop 8: ‘Premiere’ video edit


As above
10Workshop 8: Premiere video edit

Introduce Project 4


As above
11Project 4: 2 -3 minute artist video Planning and editing an artist video in
Adobe Premiere
12Project 4: 2 -3 minute artist videoAs above
13Project 4: 2 -3 minute artist video

Introduce Project 5

As above
14Project 5: 2 -3 minute artist video or A1 still imageSelf directed project either planning and assembling a still digital image(s) in Photoshop or planning and editing an artist video in Adobe Premiere
15Project 5: 2 -3 minute artist video or A1 still imageAs above
16Project 5: 2 -3 minute artist video or A1 still imageAs above

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Weinmann, Elaine & Lourekas, Peter ‘Photoshop CS5/6’- Visual Quickstart Guide

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings and visit galleries outside of your learning environment. RMIT school of Art has two galleries and an ongoing exhibition program.

Please purchase a USB memory stick (8-16Gb) or external hard drive

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.

Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks and a major project
  • Completion of workshops in a digital format.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

Completion of Semester 2 Workshop 8 and Projects 2,3,4, and 5
Includes a quality digital printout for Project 2 (and Project 5 if you choose an A1 still photographic Image). All other works submitted onto the Server

Completion of any outstanding Semester 1 Workshops and Project

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

Other Information

Reasonable adjustment

In assessing whether a particular adjustment is reasonable consideration should be given to:
•the student’s disability and his/her views
•the effect of the adjustment on the student, including effect on his/her ability to achieve learning outcomes, participate in courses or programs and achieve independence
•the effect of the proposed adjustment on anyone else affected, including the education provider, staff and other students
•the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.
As a result, what constitutes "reasonable" varies on a case-by-case basis and the balance is sometimes difficult to strike. However, it is clear that education providers are not required to lower academic standards or disregard the needs staff or other students. In more complex cases discussion with the disability service will be useful. It may be useful to examine previous judgements in relation to the DDA.

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