Course Title: Integrated Project 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrated Project 1

Credit Points: 24

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3420

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Fiona Hillary

Course Coordinator Phone: 99254978

Course Coordinator Email: fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 50.02.04

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To qualify for entry into this course you need an undergraduate degree in a relevant area or substantial industry experience in a related field. If you are part time you need to have completed Theories and Professional Practice 1 before commencing Integrated Project 1.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the specific research and practical skills that you need to integrate your learning from the program around the creation and management of a project. Your learning will be located in a studio/ workshop setting where you will be introduced to research methodologies that relate to the investigation. You will conceptualise and develop an original research proposal for a project that locates, analyses and responds to a site, location or specific research question. Your project work will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of your chosen field at a foundational level and will be the principle method for integrating your learning. Projects can be simulated or real depending on opportunities.


This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

The course Integrated Project 1 is delivered through three 2 day intensives over the twelve week semester.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • develop a research proposal for a project
  • implement and evaluate a small project in your field of study
  • manage all aspects of your project (and could include site analysis, concept development, budget, fabrication and documentation)
  • integrate theory and practice through critical analysis of projects.
     


 In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
 
• engage in self-directed learning and independent research with an emphasis on art in public space practice to develop an individual and collaborative art practice and locate practices within an appropriate conceptual and theoretical context
• test, experiment and explore real and conceptual issues and develop key project management skills through innovative public practice and engagement with international and local industry
• critically examine global, social, cultural, environmental, and historical knowledge and contexts that inform public art practice
• research, analyse and synthesise information and select methods and resources to develop communication and work ready skills appropriate to the public art field
• engage in autonomous and collaborative continuous learning concerning new developments in cultural/artistic production and associated discourses in art in public spaces
• create and manage a safe, sustainable and effective project environment within public space both independently and with your peers
  


Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in learning that involves a range of activities, both face to face and online, such as studio workshops, site/venue visits, demonstrations, discussions and presentations you will be given the opportunity to develop a small project in your chosen field of study.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for arts management students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
 


Overview of Assessment

 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes.


Master of Art in Public Space Assessment consists of: 
Site analysis
Concept presentation
Realised art work
Documentation

Assessment will be based on live projects in physical public spaces and a research presentation. As such, assessment is based on the communication of concepts before they are realised and the effective translation of these ideas into art in public space.

Onsite/Insight includes:

Two public projects (each 40%) assessed through site analysis, proposal development and resolution of works.

and the Research Presentation:

Five minute presentation (worth 20%) reflecting on the outcomes of Onsite/Insight projects mapping a research trajectory forward into Integrated Project 2.