Course Title: Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: VART6310C

Course Title: Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

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

Jennifer Mills & Carolyn Eskdale

jennifer.mills@rmit.ed.au, carolyn.eskdale@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to extend skills with drawing and other forms of visual representation to develop a personal approach or style suited to the individual’s professional practice. This course allows you to combine your specialisation area with drawing as a focal point.

Creative practitioners working independently apply the skills and knowledge in this course. You will draw on high-level cognitive and creative skills to evolve and refine personalised approaches to visual representation to support their professional practice. This course is self-directed.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVACD601A Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Element:

1. Evolve technical skills and other visual representation tools

Performance Criteria:

.1.1 Evolve expertise through ongoing experimentation with different tools and media
1.2 Deepen drawing technique and confidence through practice with tone, layout, perspective, colour and imagery
1.3 Evaluate own drawing expertise against professional needs and aspirations

Element:

2. Refine drawing and representational skills as visual-thinking tools

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Extend drawing as a visual research tool in the development of work
2.2 Harmonise research, thinking and analysis through the drawing process
2.3 Analyse drawing as visual thinking in own work

Element:

3. Develop personalised style to support professional practice

Performance Criteria:

.3.1 Develop a personalised style that supports and reflects the unique nature of own work and practice
3.2 Evaluate the ways in which drawing contributes to a successful professional practice
3.3 Discuss and explore drawing processes and challenges with others
3.4 Challenge, adapt and refine own style to meet new and changing contexts for work


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 independent study.

RMIT will provide you with the resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studio 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 drawing skills
Peer teaching and class presentations
Group discussion
Studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:

Practical exercises
Reading articles
Project work
Independent research


Teaching Schedule

 

WeekClass ContentTasks/AssessmentElements
1Introduction
Assessment tasks

 

ppt contemporary drawing practices
ppt visual diary-approaches

Project 1 – Space / environment

1.3, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3
2Studio research
Project 1 – Space / environment
drawing & research1, 2, 3.
3Studio research
Project 1 – Space / environment
drawing & research1, 2, 3.
4

Presentation/peer review of Project 1-
Space / environment

Project 2 – Narrative

Presentation/peer review of project 11, 2, 3
5

Studio research


Project 2 – Narrative

drawing & research1, 2, 3
6

Studio research
 

Project 2 – Narrative

drawing & research1, 2, 3
7Presentation/peer review of Project 2 – Narrative

Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/Movement
Presentation/peer review of project 2 – Narrative1, 2, 3
8

Studio research
 

Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/Movement

drawing & research1, 2, 3
9Studio research

Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/Movement

drawing & research1, 2, 3
10

Presentation/peer review of project 3 – Colour/Pattern/Movement
 

Introduction: Studio -based research project

Presentation/peer review of project 3 – Colour/Pattern/Movement1, 2, 3
11Studio -based research projectdrawing & research1, 2, 3
12Studio -based research projectdrawing & research1, 2, 3
13Studio -based research projectdrawing & research1, 2, 3
14Studio -based research projectdrawing & research1, 2, 3
15Studio -based research projectdrawing & research1, 2, 3
16Studio -based research projectdrawing & research1, 2, 3
17Studio preparation for assessment  
18Assessment  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


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

Folio of studio based work which includes:
• 3 “finished” drawings and all research/support from class projects (Space, Narrative and Colour)
• 3 “finished’ drawings and all research/support material
• Visual diary


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.

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