Course Title: Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6128 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2016

Course Contact: Deb Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4215

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to add depth to expertise in a specialist field or technique.

This course will be clustered with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no Pre-requisites or  Co-requisites for this Unit of Competency.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP606A Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level


1. Maintain currency of specialised knowledge in professional practice

2. Evolve ideas in a specialised art form

3. Manage specialised resources

4. Refine specialised technique to professional level

5. Resolve technical and conceptual challenges

6. Finish and prepare work for public presentation

7. Evaluate professional work

Learning Outcomes

You will produce work of a professional standard that demonstrates a mature engagement with your chosen art form. Command of materials, process and technique will be highly developed. This course may be applied to any art form.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the ability to:

  • Evaluate own skills and knowledge against planned strategies and career goals
  • Apply planned strategies to develop and enhance own skills and knowledge
  • Research trends within area of specialisation.

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.

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this course:

  • evaluation of a body of work produced by the candidate
  • evaluation of processes used by the candidate to independently conceive, plan and realise the work
  • direct observation of work in progress
  • evaluation of a visual diary or other forms of documentation showing the development of the work, including research and ideas development
  • group peer review of the work
  • questioning and discussion about candidate’s intentions and the work outcome
  • portfolios of evidence.