Course Title: Work with the human form in creative practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: VART6315C
Course Title: Work with the human form in creative practice
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:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. At this level, you would take some responsibility for experimentation with a range of drawing techniques and be expected to show some command of those techniques.
Many artists and designers work with the human form in their practice. This could be through two-dimensional (2-D) work like sketching, figure drawing or painting for a range of artistic or functional purposes, or through three-dimensional (3-D) work in areas, such as modelling, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Creative work may or may not be a direct representation of the human form.
At this level, the practitioner works independently with mentoring and guidance as required.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CUVACD505A Work with the human form in creative practice
1. Research the human form
1.1 Source information and ideas about the representation and use of the human form in creative practice
2. Visually represent the human form
2.1 Adapt ideas and knowledge about the human form for integration into a coherent body of work
3. Evaluate own work
3.1 Evaluate development of own work with others and seek feedback
On successful completion of this course, you will have completed
- A selection of drawings that explore mark making and techniques
- A select of drawings that use experimentation with materials and tools
- Understanding of OH&S processes in a studio environment
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
- Extended drawing process and the relevant OH&S.
- Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
- Develop research and refine a conceptual vision through the production of drawings
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.
In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
- teacher directed group activities/projects
- group discussion
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- studio work
2. Out-of-class activities include:
- practical exercises
- project work
- independent research
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.
|1||Introduction with ‘Powerpoint’ and basic issues. Each week one or more of the 4x 20 minute sessions will focus on a variety of tasks||A folio of work that is created during the semester will be presented during week 16||1|
|2|| Weekly studio based practice based on student contracts
Teacher based Project drawing(s)
Weekly studio based practice divided into four segments
|3||Basic issues focusing on perception exercises and short pose times||1, 2|
|4||Focus on heads and hands||1, 2|
|5||Focus on heads and hands and long poses studies||1, 2|
|6||Long pose tonal focus using charcoal rub back technique||1, 2|
|7||Long pose tonal focus using charcoal and pastels||1, 2|
|8||Tutorial week with ‘open’ class||2|
|9||Pencil studies||1, 2|
|10||Short pose gestural mark making using ink||2|
|11||Long pose study using ink in tonal steps||2|
|12||Long pose using ink and conte||2|
|13||Coloured pastel focus||2|
|14|| Moving Sequence|
Short reclining poses and foreshortening
|15||Basic issues focusing on perception exercises and short pose times||2|
|16||Assessment and folio presentation||3|
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios. You will be expected to make use of the library 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.
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.
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.
Evidence of the ability to produce a series of drawings that:
- show a command of selected techniques
- successfully communicate the required ideas
Folio of 7 drawings and visual diary
Semester 1 assessment
You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome.
At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
Graded assessment applies for courses within the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts.
Outline Competent with high distinction
Grading 80 - 100
Criteria Highly developed
Outline Competent with distinction
Grading 70 - 79
Criteria Well developed
Outline Competent with credit
Grading 60 - 69
Outline Competent achieved - graded
Grading 50 - 59
Outline Not Yet Competent
Outline Did not submit for assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment tasks with the relevant Unit of competency. These are available through the course contract in Program Administration.
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.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Our%20Organisation%2FBusiness%2FFor%20Staff%2FPlagiarism/ (unresolved)
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:
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