Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6222C

Course Title: Originate a body of independent creative work

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

Fiona Hillary        fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Loretta Quinn      loretta.quinn@rmit.edu.au

Kirsten Lyttle       kirsten.lyttle@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 75

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

Nil

Course Description

Creative practitioners at this level have a capacity for independent thought and self-direction that allows them to conceive, plan and realise a body of work of a professional standard. In this course you will engage with peers and industry networks in ways that develop and confirm your place as an arts practitioner. This course allows you to develop and extend your skills with materials, processes and techniques. There is an expectation in this course that you will work independently to conceive, plan and realise a coherent body of creative work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP601A Originate a body of independent creative work

Element:

2. Seek professional opportunities and engagement

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Pursue opportunities for professional work based on established goals and aspirations
2.2 Evaluate potential commercial opportunities as part of a viable professional practice
2.3 Engage with professionals within and outside the arts community to further develop own ideas, professional identity and opportunities for work
2.4 Establish sustainable ways to support ongoing professional engagement

Element:

4. Realise the body of creative work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Integrate command of technique, materials and process to create finished work of professional standard suitable for the public domain
4.2 Deepen individual engagement with techniques, ideas and the relationships between them
4.3 Apply critical and creative thinking to challenge, adapt and refine the creative work
4.4 Further evolve and refine ideas through processes of experimentation and exploration
4.5 Bring together the disparate challenges of the project to complete work on time

Element:

5. Evaluate professional work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Seek and apply constructive criticism from others to improve own work
5.2 Evaluate work against planned strategy for own creative practice
5.3 Evaluate own work in the context of work by others to extend own practice
5.4 Adjust work processes and practice as necessary to improve technical, conceptual and commercial outcomes

Element:

1. Evolve conceptual thinking

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the potential for individualised or specialised research based on current practice
1.2 Investigate new sources and research opportunities
1.3 Reflect on own practice to evolve personal ideas
1.4 Challenge assumptions, preconceptions and norms to stretch the boundaries of own thinking
1.5 Use critical analysis to evolve own ideas and develop innovative approaches
1.6 Hone and adapt ideas for work based on emerging ideas and research

Element:

3. Plan an independent project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Integrate individual research, personal ideas and professional realities to confirm the concept for a body of creative work
3.2 Develop and implement a sustainable project management approach for the work
3.3 Consider and integrate the promotion, exhibition and communication of the work in the planning process


Learning Outcomes


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

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make judgements about relationships between painting materials, techniques and processes
  • Create a body of work that has refined painting skill and technical ability

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Self-management and planning skills
  • Skills to create work to a paraprofessional standard


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 1
Week Course content
Tasks and Assessment Elements
1

 

INDEPENDENT PROJECT A self-motivated and directed body of work spanning the semester and exchange print

 

• learning outcomes
• assessment criteria
• course requirements

 

 

 1
3Project material preparation & conceptual development. Project development 1-3
5Draft project proposal due.  1-3
7Individual tutorials Resolving a body of work 1-3
9Peer tutorials Introduction to peer crit 4-5
11Independent exploration,ongoing project work  1-5
13Independent exploration,ongoing project work  1-5
15Studio preparation for assessment  1-5
18Assessment  1-5
PRINTMAKING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1Studio: Proposal development  1-3
3Studio: Proposal presentation development

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

Resolving a body of work 1-3
5Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

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

Presentations 1-5
7Studio Work  1-5
9Peer Crit workshop Peer Crit kit 4-5
11Peer Crit workshop Peer Crit kit 4-5
13Studio work  1-5
15Studio preparation for assessment  1-5
18Assessment.  1-5
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
2Introduction to unit:
•Learning outcomes
•assessment criteria
•course requirements
•studio clean-up process
•introduction to project briefs

Concept development

apply knowledge of materials, processes and techniques for a particular art form  1
4 Tools & materialsmanage specialised resources for the particular art form 1/3
6Class discussion. Fabrication of sculptures/Concept development/tutorials/technical assistance for individual students.create work of a professional standard for sale, promotion or use in the public domain 2/3
8 Studio work Crit sessions presenting exploration to date 1-3
10Studio work Crit sessions presenting exploration to date 1-3
12Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.Tools and materials overview 2-3
14Group presentation: Technical development. Concept development.Continue to plan new work for semester two.Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context1-5
16Folio/studio preparation for assessment 1-5
18Assessment 1-5
SCULPTURE SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
2Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice.manage specialised resources for the particular art form 2-3
4Demonstration for Pinkysil, 4PU, Latex.Tools and materials overview 2-3
6Tutorials, Research, Studio PracticeCasting objects

 2-3

8Tutorials, Research, Studio Practice,  
10Presentation & update of Sculptural works/Studio Practice Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context 1-3
12Presentation & update of Sculptural works/Studio Practice Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context 1-3
14Studio work  1-3
16Studio preparation Evaluate a discuss work in a professional context 1-3
18Assessment 1-3
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
Week
Course contentTasksElements
1Project Proposal IntroductionExhibition visit & critique1/2
3Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Film & Reflection

Art work exchange1
5Studio: Proposal development 1
7Studio: Proposal development

Proposals due – 5 min presentations each student

 

Proposal Pecha Kucha

 

Clear, succinct powerpoint presentations with 5 images

 

1/3
9

Individual Proposal feedback

Artists of Influence Brief

 1/2/3
11Peer Crit
Studio work
 1/2/3/5
13Peer Crit /Artist of Influence Presentations
Studio Work
 Artist of Influence Presentations3/4/5
15Artists of Influence Presentations
Studio Work
 2/3/4/5
18Assesssment / moderation week 1-5
PAINTING SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 2
1Project Proposal revision 1
3Studio workStudio engagement1-5
5Studio work

Studio engagement

1-5
7Revised proposal presentation 1/3
9Peer CritPrepare peer crit kits1/2/3/5
11Peer CritContribute to peer crit kits1/2/3/5
13Studio workStudio engagement1-5
15Studio workStudio engagement1-5
18Assessment/moderation 1-5
PUBLIC ART SPECIALISATION SEMESTER 1
Week   
2Project Proposal 1.
4Sanctioned Public Works 1.
6Proposal: Brief 1: PS50 1/2.
8Proposal development Proposal submission1/2.
10Proposal feedback 1-4.
12Peer CritPrepare peer crit kit1-3,5.
14Peer Crit/Artist of influence presentationscontribute to crit kit1-3,5.
16Artist of influence presentationsPresentation3-5.
18Studio Assessment 1-5
PUBLIC ART SPECIALISATIONSEMESTER 2
Week   
2Proposal revision: Brief 2 Parking Day 1/2.
4Brief 2 Parking Day 1/2.
6Studio workStudio engagement1-3
8Studio workStudio engagement1-3.
10Peer CritPrepare peer crit kits1-5.
12Peer CritContribute to peer crit kits1-5.
14Studio workStudio engagement1-5
16Studio workStudio engagment1-5
18Studio assessment 1-5

 

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 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 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.

Painting - Semester 1

Assesment title: Project Proposal

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

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 1

Assesment title: Project Proposal

Due W8

Assessment title: Peer Critique

Due W12/14

Assessment title: Artist of Influence presentation

Due W16

Assessment title: PS 50 Installation.

Due W16-18

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

 

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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