|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Visual Arts Project 3|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|ASCED code :||100399 - Visual Arts and Crafts n.e.c.|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Stephen Spurrier
Pre-requisite: VSA1005 and VSA2004
This course is offered in ON-CAMPUS mode as STUDIO PRACTICE and EXTERNAL mode as STUDIO RESEARCH
This course further develops the concepts introduced in Studio Project 1 and Studio Project 2 and is the recommended preparation for BCA3000 Project A.
This course provides the opportunity for students to further investigate and develop a project which is self-initiated. Studio Project 3 involves students developing a negotiated thematic program with a particular emphasis on the intersection between theory and practice. This encompasses both conceptual and research processes which explore and expand their visual art practice. This is the third of five project courses for first, second and third year which present students with opportunities for specialised, in-depth studio practice and related research in their chosen media with reference to industry connections.
In this course students will be expected to investigate and develop an appropriate body of work which expresses a completed project. This process involves students developing strong levels of concepts, appropriate research, studio experiments and an investigation of materials in order to explore and extend their visual arts practice.
Students will be further exposed 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 enables the student to cater the learning to their career aspirations.
Where applicable this course complements the workshops undertaken in Contemporary Art Practice 3. 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 extend and contextualize their skills, concepts and research processes into a completed project. Continued understanding of WHS issues will be developed.
This project will be addressed concurrently throughout the semester with the student presenting for regular critiques of work in progress. This is the third of a sequence of project courses presenting students with opportunities for specialized, in depth studio practice and related research.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- develop a body of knowledge related to the use of materials and concepts;
- explore and critically analyse the reflexivity and criticality of art research and practice;
- apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realize works of art and forms of creative expression;
- communicate visually, and in writing by clearly and logically expressing ideas pertaining to practices and concepts inherent within traditional and hybridised artistic outcomes;
- work independently and in consultation with studio lecturers to develop ideas, which encourage an evolving personal philosophy based on research analysis and 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 who are 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 three 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=2021&sem=02&subject1=VSA2005)
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||26 Jul 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||30||30 Aug 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||100||60||25 Oct 2021|
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.