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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 Eskdalle
jennifer.mills@rmit.edu.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

.In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
•lectures
•teacher directed studio activities/projects
•studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
•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

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentTaskElements
1

Introduction

ppt contemporary drawing practices
ppt visual diary-approaches


project 1 – Space / environment
1.3, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3
2Project 1 – Space / environmentstudio research1, 2, 3.
3Project 1 – Space / environmentstudio research1, 2, 3
4Project 2 – Narrative

Presentation/peer review of Project 1

Studio research

1, 2, 3
5Project 2 – Narrative

Studio research
 

1, 2, 3
6Project 2 – NarrativeStudio research

 
1, 2, 3
7Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/Movement

Presentation/peer review of project 2 – Narrative
 

Studio research

1, 2, 3
8Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/MovementStudio research1, 2, 3
9Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/MovementStudio research1, 2, 3
10Project 3 – Colour/Pattern/MovementStudio research1, 2, 3
11Studio-based research projectStudio research1, 2, 3
12Studio-based research projectStudio research1, 2, 3
13Studio-based research projectStudio research1, 2, 3
14Studio-based research projectStudio research1, 2, 3
15Studio-based research projectStudio research1, 2, 3
16Assessment preparationStudio set-up1, 2, 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

.New, Jennifer, Drawing from life:The journal as art, Princeton Uni Press, 2005
Garrett, C., Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, 2013, Phaidon.


Other Resources

Library Subject Guides: Drawing

You will be encouraged to attend exhibition openings 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.


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.

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 Manager.

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