Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: VART6221C

Course Title: Present a body of own creative work

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Fiona Hillary


Nominal Hours: 60

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

All creative practitioners need to produce, present and continually update a professional presentation package or portfolio of their own creative work. The presentation may be physical or virtual.

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to use creative, technical and project management skills to develop a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work. You will work through stages to produce art works and then learn how to present the work through exhibition practice, online presence and peer assessment.

This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with CULMS407C Install and dismantle exhibition elements which focuses on the skills and knowledge required to to install and dismantle the physical elements of an exhibition, gain an understanding of working to a brief and exploring exhibition documentation and processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work


1. Evaluate and select presentation options

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research presentation options using appropriate sources of information
1.2 Explore ideas and options for presenting work in new and innovative ways, including those from other disciplines
1.3 Identify and consult with relevant people when developing presentation options
1.4 Select presentation methodologies based on intended purpose and other parameters


2. Plan presentation of work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use critical thinking techniques to develop an overall presentation concept
2.2 Explore and refine how the presentation concept will impart explicit and implicit messages to its audience
2.3 Develop realistic production budget, timeline and workflow plan
2.4 Design a template for the presentation that supports key messages to be communicated


3. Create presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select and integrate content that supports presentation objectives
3.2 Obtain and accurately record copyright clearance on all sourced content
3.3 Develop a cohesive presentation that supports objectives
3.4 Review projected and actual budget outcomes


4. Review and update presentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate presentation in the context of its objectives and feedback from others
4.2 Proactively identify opportunities to update and refine presentation
4.3 Develop systems to identify and respond to future presentation opportunities

Learning Outcomes

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

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

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online system. 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
  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

  • Practical exercises
  • Reading articles and excerpts
  • Preparing for discussion
  • Project work
  • Independent research

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentLearning elements
1Introduction to course:
Presentation on arts organisations and trends in industry
2 - 4Project Brief 1
Creative work to an intended audience
5Field Trip – exploring arts industry and speaking with industry professional1.3, 4.3
6Critical thinking and analytical skills when presenting work1.4, 2.1
7-9Project Brief 2:
Producing a portfolio of work
2.1, 2.3, 3.1
10Learning self-management skills2.3, 4.1, 4.2,
11Presentation cost for exhibitions and portfolio2.3, 3.4
12Project Brief 3:
Documentation of work
2.4, 3.1, 3.3
13Documentation of work2.3, 3.3
14Documentation of work2.3, 3.3, 4.2
15Intellectual property issues and legislation and how they relate to the use of information in a professional presentation3.2,
16Assessment preparation1.1,1.2, 4.1, 4.3
  Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

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.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the ability to:

  • Research industry-standard presentation methodologies
  • Design and realise presentation concepts
  • Present creative products in a manner suited to the intended audience and purpose.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Innovative ways to present portfolios of work
  • Elements and principles of design as they apply to the presentation of work.

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

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task                                                                     Content/requirements                                               Due date
Project 1 Creative work to an intended audience                      Response to project brief 1                                             W4
Project 2 Producing a portfolio of work                                      Response to project brief 2                                             W8
Project 3 Documentation of work                                               Response to project brief 3                                             W13
Visual Diary                                                                                Artists of influence/conceptual development                  W16
Folio                                                                                           Compilation of PB1-3                                                      W16

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Art.
Grade                         Outline                                                    GradingCriteria
CHD                           Competent with high distinction              80 - 100             Highly developed
CDI                             Competent with distinction                      70 - 79               Well developed
CC                              Competent with credit                             60 - 69               Developed
CAG                           Competent achieved - graded                 50 - 59               Sound
NYC                           Not Yet Competent

DNS                                                                                   Did not submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

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.
Plagiarism  RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Special consideration 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.
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