Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EMPL5822C

Course Title: Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6128 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact : Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:visualarts@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Deb Williams       deborah.williams@rmit.edu.au

Carolyn Eskdale carolyn.eskdale@rmit.edu.au

Loretta Quinn      loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

Kirsten Lyttle       kirsten.lyttle@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 65

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 develop skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and debate exploration of creativity and its application to work and life practice. You will be able to gain insight into fields of practice traditionally considered as ’creative’, such as the arts, but may equally relate to much broader fields of human activity and endeavour.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Element:

1.Research concepts and theories of creativity

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use a range of research techniques to source information about creativity
1.2 Identify and explore potential new, emerging and alternative sources of ideas and thinking about creativity
1.3 Expand own knowledge and understanding of creativity through review and critical analysis of information
1.4 Analyse, compare and contrast a range of theoretical perspectives and thinking on creativity
1.5 Identify and explore the transmigration of creative thought to innovative output

Element:

2.Apply theories of creativity to practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Evaluate the relevance and application of different theories and practices of creativity based on analysis of own work and life experience
2.2 Analyse the ways in which different aspects of history, theory and other influences are applied, adapted or challenged in practice
2.3 Assess the ways in which theories, thinking and practices about creativity may be applied that provide benefits to individuals, businesses and the community

Element:

3.Develop, articulate and debate own perspectives theories and practices of creativity

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take a critical approach to different theories and reflect on own ideas and responses
3.2 Develop own substantiated positions in response to research and analysis
3.3 Articulate own positions in a manner which demonstrates clarity of thought and conceptual understanding of different theories and thinking
3.4 Debate own positions on creativity showing belief in own ideas and a willingness to remain open to new perspectives


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate research focus
  • Analyse cultural ideas and information
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice
  • Participate in informed discussion of cultural history and theory.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Recognise historical and theatrical contemporary cultural practices
  • Develop opinions and ideas about cultural history and theory.


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 independent study.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to the 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:

  • Peer teaching and class presentations
  • Group discussion
  • Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

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

This course is clustered and delievred in conjunction with VART6313C Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level.

The course provdies individual specilisation in four areas whcih include painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art.


Teaching Schedule

 PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1/2INDEPENDANT PROJECT A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester and exchange print Project outline due (draft)1-3
3/4Studio: Proposal development  Resolving a body of work1-3
5/6Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

These need to be clear, succinct powerpoint presentations with 5 images

  Presentations1-3
7/8Independent project work - ongoing  1-3
9/10Studio work  1-3
11/12Peer Crit  Peer Crit Kit1-3
13/14Peer Crit  1-3
15/16Studio presentation for assessment  1-3
17Assessment   
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1/2Studio work  1-3
3/4Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.  1-3
5/6Demonstration for Pinkysil, 4PU, Latex.  Explore materiality1-3
7/8 Casting Objects  1-3
9/10 Individual Tutorials  reviewing work 
11/12 Individual Tutorials  reviewing work 
13/14 Resolve works  Crit sessions presenting exploration resolved works1-3
15/16Prepare studio space for assessment  Crit sessions presenting exploration resolved works1-3
17Prepare Studio for assessment   
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1/2 Project Proposal revision 
3/4Studio work Studio engagement1-3
5/6Studio work Studio engagement1-3
7/8Revised proposal presentation  1-3
9/10Peer Crit prepare peer crit kit1-3
11/12

Peer Crit

  1-3
13/14Studio work  1-3
15/16Studio work  1-3
17Studio preparation for assessment  1-3
PUBLIC ART SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1/2Proposal revision: Brief 2 Parking Day  1-3
3/4Brief 2 Parking Day  1-3
5/6Studio work Studio engagement1-2
7/8Studio work Studio engagement1-2
9/10Peer Crit Prepare peer crit kits1-3
11/12Peer Crit Contribute to peer crit kits1-3
13/14Studio work Prepare for Parking Day1-3
15/16Parking Day Installation Parking Day Installation1-3
18Assessment  1-3
DIGITAL SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1/2Project proposal  1-3
3/4Studio work studio engagement1-3
5/6Studio work studio engagement1-3
7/8Peer Crit prepare peer crits1-3
9/10Peer Crit contribute peer crits1-3
11/12Studio work  1-3
13/14Studio work  1-3
15/16Printing/Studio set up  1-3
18Assessment  1-3

 

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.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.


References


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.

Recommended read

Recommended resources for Printmaking
Imprint’ quarterly publication of the Print Council of Australia.
Cabinet Magazine held at RMIT Library, Swanston street.
Lambert, Susan, Print: art and technique, V&A Publications, London, 2001.
McCann, M., Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979.
Petardi, A. Printmaking, London, 1959.
Grishin, Sasha, Australian Printmaking in the 1990s, Craftsman House, Sydney 1979
Simmons, Rosemary., Dictionary of printmaking terms, London : A. & C. Black, 2002.
Ross and Romano The Complete printmaker New York, Free Press 1972
D’arcy Hughes, Ann & Vernon-Morris, Hebe The printmaking bible : the complete guide to materials and techniques San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, 2008
Noyce, Richard. Printmaking at the edge London : A. & C. Black, 2006
Watrous Madison, James. American printmaking : a century of American printmaking, 1880-1980 , Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1984
Recommended websitess:
Crown Point Press, Magical – Secrets: A Printmaking Community
http://www.magical-secrets.com/
http://www.australianprints.gov.au/
http://www.rama9art.org/artisan/2001/july/proverb/bot.html
http://www.mala.bc.ca/~soules/CMC290/imagetxt.htm
http://www.crownpoint.com
www.printcouncil.org.au

Recommended resources for Digital Imaging

You will be required to have your materials purchased prior to the commencement of the project. Please refer to the materials list provided at enrolment.

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.

Recommended resources for Sculpture

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.
Below is a list of resources that will be relevant throughout the course:
•Glenn Harper, Landscapes for Art: Contemporary Sculpture Parks
•Kirsten Mey, Sculpsit: Artists on Sculpture and Beyond
•Causey, A. Sculpture since 1945 (Oxford History Of Art) Oxford University Press 1198
•Collins J. Contemporary Sculpture Phaidon
•Eleanor Heartney.Art & Today Phaidon
•Uta Grosenick. Art Now, Taschen
•Periodicals, Art Almanac, Current Exhibitions, Public Art

Recommended resources for Painting

Mayer, Ralph. The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques. Viking Adult; 5th revised and updated edition, 1991
Vitamin P: new perspectives in painting / [contributors] Tomma Abts ... et. al. ; introduction by Barry Schwabsky, London : Phaidon, 2002.

Journals in Library:

Art & Australia

Modern painter


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment requires completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc


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
 - Printmaking specialisation
Final proposals
Content/requirements
Need to show evidence of research and present experimentation with materials (eg a set of trial Prints for Printmaking, experiments on a range of surfaces and media for painting), any concept changes / development and a clear outline of what they will achieve in Semester 2
Due date
W16 Semester 1

Assessment task Semester 2
Present a thematically connected body of work in direct response to your final proposal from Semester 1 in negotiation with relevant Staff.
Content/requirements
Present a thematically connected body of work in direct response to your final proposal from Semester 1 in negotiation with relevant Staff.
Due date
W16 Semester 2

Assessment task - Sculpture specialisation
Minimum of 3 substantial works
Minimum of two resin works
Minimum of one pinkysil /mold/latex. Positive cast in 4PU
Relevant back up work
Visual Journal

Painting Semester 2

Assesment title: Project Revision
Due W7

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W11/13

Assessment title: Artist of Influence presentation
Due W13

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.

Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

Public Art Semester 2

Assesment title: Project Revision
Due W8

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W12/14

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.
Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

Digital Art Semester 2

Assesment title: Project Revision
Due W8

Assessment title: Peer Critique
Due W12/14

Assessment title: Resolved body of work related to project proposal.
Due W18

Assessment Title: Visual Diary
Due W18

 

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Visual Art.

Grade CHD
Outline Competent with high distinction
Grading 80 - 100
Criteria Highly developed

Grade CDI
Outline Competent with distinction
Grading 70 - 79
Criteria Well developed

Grade CC
Outline Competent with credit
Grading 60 - 69
Criteria Developed

Grade CAG
Outline Competent achieved - graded
Grading 50 - 59
Criteria Sound

Grade NYC
Outline Not Yet Competent
Grading
Criteria

Grade DNS
Outline Did not submit for assessment
Grading
Criteria


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

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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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.

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