Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5348 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2017

Course Contact: Phillip Allan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4030

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will gain a strong understanding of the arts industry and working in this profession. It involves industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, industry trends and emerging technologies, and industry laws and regulations.

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain industry knowledge and manage own professional practice within the creative arts industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge


1. Develop and refine observational drawing technique

2. Explore media and tools for observational drawings

3. Produce finished observational drawings

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.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • Practical tasks, a series of major projects
  • Direct observation including exploration of and experimentation with techniques
  • Written and/or oral questioning and discussion to assess knowledge and understanding
  • Completion of a visual diary and/or portfolio including personal reflection and feedback
  • Direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment is based on your ability to undertake the following:

  • Research, analyse, critique and apply industry information
  • Maintain effective industry networks
  • Enhance professional practice.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.