|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Gallery Studies 4|
|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: David Usher
Pre-requisite: VSA2006 and VSA2007
In this course students will gain an advanced understanding and acquire a professional profile within the Gallery/Museum sector. This course will further emphasise (from Gallery Studies 3) the importance of experience and expertise in relation to promoting the curator as entrepreneur. Through this course students will gain professional experience and knowledge within the arts industry which will aid them in developing self-directed future projects. This is the final of 4 gallery studies courses offered and this course enables students to acquire advanced skills and knowledge that they will be able to use professionally in the arts industry.
In Gallery Studies 4 students will explore the role of a self-directed or independent curator; this will include the role of ethics in regards professional conduct as well as the conceptual, cultural and community aspects of these professional outcomes. Students will be expected to show a high degree of self-motivation in the research and practice undertaken.
This is the fourth of four courses, in which students will fully develop and realise a complex project and resolve the project in a professional manner.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- critically examine the different modes and practises of the Museum and Gallery sector;
- pursue highly relevant, independent, focused research interest and evaluate the critical relevance and potential implications of materials;
- initiate and successfully complete complex projects and apply a range of highly developed skills to practical problems and people management issues;
- present a written argument and analysis that engages with contemporary critical thought which is structured logically and strongly evidence-based;
- show leadership, professionalism and the ability to take direction and work with others in the pursuit of independent goals;
- display ethical behaviour that is consistent and equal to industry standards in the Museum/Gallery sector and understand various professional standards.
|1.||Who is an entrepreneur in the visual arts?||12.50|
|2.||Working as a team; collectives, projects and collaborations||12.50|
|4.||Sales, funding and money||12.50|
|5.||Managing artist relationships and the necessary paperwork||12.50|
|6.||The shift and importance of scale in galleries; art fairs, big galleries and the independents||12.50|
|7.||Dealing with the public||12.50|
|8.||How to be relevant; community and/or contemporary roles||12.50|
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=VSA3003)
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||30||16 Aug 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||70||25 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
Attendance requirements: 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.