Course Title: Participate in collaborative creative projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: VART6253C

Course Title: Participate in collaborative creative projects

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4311 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jennifer Mills

Anthony Riccardi

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to make a contribution to a collaborative creative project. It includes the technical and teamwork skills to work in this context.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects


1. Participate in project set-up

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Liaise with others  involved in the project to identify overall purpose and goals 

1.2 Agree on responsibilities for the different aspects of the work within the team, including timelines

1.3 Where appropriate, contribute to the development of ideas for the creative project


2. Contribute to creative work

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Organise the resources  needed for individual or team work based on own role and responsibilities

2.2 Safely use a range of technical skills  to support the creative ideas of the work

2.3 Test and refine techniques through the production of work within the parameters of the project


3. Work collaboratively

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Follow through on own responsibilities within the project

3.2 Share creative and technical ideas with other people during the making of the work

3.3 Contribute constructively and positively to the dynamics of the group to ensure positive outcomes

3.4 Identify and resolve practical and interpersonal challenges in group process


4. Review collaborative work

Performance Criteria:


4.1 Participate in a review  of the project processes and outcomes with other team members

4.2 Seek feedback on own role and identify skill development opportunities

4.3 Provide supportive feedback to others

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have completed collaborative projects that will contribute to a portfolio of evidence.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:
1. In-class activities:
• lectures
• teacher directed studio activities/projects
• studio exercises to review discussions/lectures
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• studio work

2. Out-of-class activities include:
• practical exercises
• reading articles and excerpts
• preparing for discussion
• project work
• independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research and industry guests speak about professional practice.

Teaching Schedule

This course is clustered with CUVPRP404A Plan a career in the arts industry and CUVPRP404A Develop self as artist

Week Class content Task Elements
1 Introduction to unit:
  • Learning outcomes
  • assessment criteria
  • course requirements
  • studio clean-up process
  • introduction to project briefs
  • Presentation on artists
Learning and assessment takes place in four week tasks 1-3
2-4 Introduction to task 1

Strategies to improve own arts practice skills

Industry knowledge and issues

5-8 Introduction to task 2

Creative thinking techniques

Industry consultation

9-12 Introduction to task 3

Exhibition set up and installation practice

Connecting to local and international art practices

13-20 Introduction to task 4

Creative practice and opportunities

Development of a folio of art and networking resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 series of collaborative projects that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Semester 1:

1. Visual resource file of industry networks, exhibition opportunities, artist career opportunities

(digital files)

Description: Industry and network opportunities and knowledge

Semester: S2

Week: 20

2. Assessment title: Visual diary

Description: Local and contemporary art practice

Your visual diary should be a living document that provides insights to you influences, your ideas.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.

These are available through the course contact in Program Manager.

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