Course Title: Create works of art for public spaces

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: VART6227C

Course Title: Create works of art for public spaces

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:visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Hillary

fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 90

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

None

Course Description

In this course you will explore the skills and knowledge required to realise all aspects of a public art project, from initial brief or idea to the actual installation of the work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPUA501A Create works of art for public spaces

Element:

1. Originate ideas for public art

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and explore a broad range of information relevant to public art
1.2 Critically evaluate findings in the context of own practice and the work of others
1.3 Collaborate with relevant people about public art projects
1.4 Evaluate potential or actual sites and the practical and creative relationships between site and work
1.5 Consider practical and organisational issues associated with public art
1.6 Confirm ideas for public art based on research, reflection and collaboration

Element:

2. Articulate and present project ideas.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Explore and experiment with a broad range of advanced techniques and materials, tools and equipment to achieve different effects
2.2 Take account of safety and sustainability considerations associated with the use of different techniques and media
2.3 Research, adapt and use relevant ideas and approaches with consideration of intellectual property requirements
 

Element:

3. Plan and document work in response to the site and the brief

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Assess specific resource requirements that arise from the use of techniques and experimental approaches
3.2 Research and evaluate costs and other constraints that may impact on work
3.3 Research and access sources of supply
3.4 Organise and maintain resources according to safety and other workplace or project requirements

Element:

4. Create the public artwork

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Realise public artwork using techniques and media selected from research and experimentation
4.2 Evaluate and respond to the potential for change as work progresses
4.3 Develop own ways of working to create individual style
4.4 Identify and resolve technical problems in projects based on developing expertise
4.5 Establish and follow safe work practices throughout the production of the public artwork

Element:

5. Finalise the public art project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Regularly review work in progress in the context of personal, professional and artistic objectives
5.2 Identify and respond to opportunities for refinement and re-thinking
5.3 Evaluate the work process in terms of its efficiency and effectiveness
5.4 Evaluate finished work in terms of its coherence with the project concept, technical resolution and suitability for intended purpose


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of the 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, workshop, classroom or on site 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/lconcepts
•analysis/critique of relevant reading material
•seminar presentations
•lectures/guest lecture
•peer teaching and class presentations
•group discussion
•workshops
•online research
•independent project based work
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•studio practice
•tutorials
•‘workshopping’ of student projects

Out of class activities may include:
•Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
•group projects
•independent project based work
•site analyses
•public art research


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentLearning Elements
1

Orientation:
Includes specific OH&S issues relating to public art

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
2

Introduction to unit:

  • Learning outcomes
  • Assessment criteria
  • Course requirements
  • Studio cleanup process
  • Introduction to project briefs
  • Presentation on artists.

What is public art?
Practice note: documentation critical
Ready for Action task 1
Exploring Material Briefing

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
3Sanctioned Public Art:
Laneways Tour

Ready for Action task 1 – Group Work

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4Unsanctioned Public Art:
Street Art Tour

Ready for Action task 1 – Report back
 

2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5Public Art online resources –

ACMI 15 seconds – Upload Ready for Action Task 1 compilation.

4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
 
6

Temporary art
Performance art…relational aesthetics
Ready for action Task 2:

Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Briefing

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3,
 
7Art/Craft activism

Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Site analysis/Responding to space

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
8Memorials/contemporary and historical:
Field trip to various sites

Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
9Environmental art in the urban context

Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
10 Environmental art in the urban context
Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Group Work
 
1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
11The corporate condition of public space

Ready for action Task 2: Exploring Relational Aesthetics – Presentations

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
12Exploring Projection
Practice Notes: Site Analyses

GPF briefing and site analysis

1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
13GPF – Site Analysis1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
14GPF – Concept Development1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
15GPF – Concept Development1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4
16GPF – Testing projections
Assessment preparation/submission
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4.1,4.2,4.3,
4.4, 4.5
5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Forbat, S. 2009 40 years : Kaldor public art projects NSW, Botany.  

Hogg, G & Sharp, K. (eds) 2011, Outer site : the intercultural projects of RMIT art in public space with a foreword by Lucy Lippard, Balnarring, Vic. : McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books.


Other Resources

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

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.


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

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


Assessment Tasks

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.
 

Summative Tasks:

Ready for Action: Task 1
Documentation
Due: W 4

Ready for Action: Task 2
Site analysis/Documentation/
Presentation
Due: W 10

GPF Brief: Site analysis/Concept/Imagery
Site analysis/concept/
Documentation/presentation
Due: W 16

Visual Diary:
Sanctioned/Unsanctioned Art work
Presentations: Images and notes
Due: W 16
 

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
 


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

Attendance
 - 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 Progress - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress 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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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