|Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Visual Arts Project 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100300 - Visual Arts and Crafts|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Kyle Jenkins
This course is offered in ON-CAMPUS mode as STUDIO PRACTICE and EXTERNAL mode as STUDIO RESEARCH.
This is a fundamental course which provides the opportunity for students to investigate and develop a project which is self-initiated. Studio Project 1 involves students developing an agreed thematic program including conceptual and research processes which explore and extend their visual art practice. This is the first of five project courses for first, second and third year presenting students with opportunities for specialised, in-depth studio practice and related research in their chosen media.
In this course students will be expected to investigate and develop a body of work which expresses a resolved project. This involves students developing key concepts, research, studio experiments and materials to explore and extend their visual arts practice.
The student will be introduced to the various career pathways within the arts industry. This includes: practicing artist; curator; gallery administrator; art education officer, art teacher and art writer. This background enables the student to tailor their learning according to their career aspirations.
This course complements the workshops undertaken in Contemporary Art Practice One. Students develop a proposal, in consultation with supervisors and consult regularly with their studio lecturers in order to develop a body of work. This course enables students to develop and contextualize their skills, concepts and research processes towards a finished project.
The student's practice will be addressed concurrently throughout the semester with the student presenting for regular critiques of work in progress. This is the first of a sequence of project courses presenting students with opportunities for specialized, in depth studio practice and related research. Further appropriate WHS procedures will be addressed.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- develop a foundational knowledge of materials and concepts;
- analyse ideas related to the reflexivity and criticality of art practice and research;
- apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realize forms of creative expression;
- communicate visually and/or in writing by clearly and logically expressing ideas relating to both traditional and contemporary practices including hybridised outcomes.
Selection of one or more studios from Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing and Hybrid Practice for students who are undertaking ON-CAMPUS study for this course.
Students undertaking EXTERNAL study for this course are to undertake self-initiated research (in consultation with the course lecturer) developing the topic area that will be
discussed for the 3 assignments
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=VSA1005)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||10||27 Jul 2020|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||40||31 Aug 2020|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||100||50||26 Oct 2020|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.