Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2010

Course Contact: Roze Elizabeth

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9127

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Students will gain the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of public art work. It outlines the way public art work is produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement. It is a specialisation unit and refers to a specific art form. Installation work generally uses or combines one or more media art forms and skills in those art forms would be required. This work would usually be carried out independently, although guidance would be available if required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 This course is delivered in the second year of the Textile Design & Development Program.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP48A Research and experiment with techniques to produce public art


2. Develop and refine a conceptual vision for public art work

3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work

4. Realise public art work

1. Inform work through experimentation with techniques and media used to produce public art work

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit, the student should be versed in the ability to -

Communicating ideas and information
Collecting analysing and organising information
Planning and organising activities
Working with others and in teams
Using mathematical ideas and techniques
Solving problems
Using technology

Producing installation work which expresses the conceptual vision
Researching, adapting and using ideas from other practitioners
Evaluating cost and other constraints which may impact on the development of the public art work
Using expertise of others to realise public art work, working with authorities
Calculating material and structural requirements
Refining the conceptual vision
Using a variety of electrical and electronic equipment

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of essential underpinning knowledge, and might include:
• direct observation of the work in progress, including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
• questioning and discussion about candidate’s intentions and the work outcome
• verbal and written reports
• review of portfolios of evidence
• third party workplace reports of performance by the candidate

Physical requirements will include creation of 

1. historical resource file;   (worth 20 marks)

2. a personal; resource file - which incorporates details of the students own work and costings of materials & items sampled  (worth 20 marks)

3. creation of a small art work.  (worth 10 marks)

4. work plan & documentation of process creating, testing, consulting, oh&s issues and final installation of work.   (worth 50 marks).