Courses & Units

Professional Practices 2A FSA782

Note:

This unit is available within the following courses: Graduate Diploma of Visual Communication, Master of Visual Communication, Graduate Diploma of Fine Art and Design, Master of Fine Art and Design.

Full-time students will enrol in FSA782 and FSA783 concurrently in the same semester; and part-time students will enrol in FSA782 and FSA783 over two consecutive semesters.

Introduction

Professional Practices 2A & 2B aims to facilitate your creative capacity and skills development to enable you to produce professional art, design or curatorial work through the development and realisation of one or more self-directed projects. Projects are supervised by academic staff and developed within one of the following specialisations: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Time Based Media, Visual Communication and 3D Design. In Professional Practices 2A & 2B you will continue to clarify and advance your MFAD project/s by building on your contextual, theoretical and studio-based investigations as outlined in your proposal, completed in Professional Practices 1A & 1B. You will continue to develop and refine one or more self-directed projects towards final resolution as a body of exhibition work in Professional Practices 3A & 3B. In addition to creating a portfolio of visual work, you will maintain a journal documenting primary and secondary research and write a brief summary of your progress.

Summary

Unit name Professional Practices 2A
Unit code FSA782
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr. Toby Juliff

Teaching staff

Anne MacDonald, postgraduate coursework coordinator, and relevant studio and/or theory staff, as required.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and manage a self-directed creative project.
  2. Engage in creative thinking and problem solving to generate ideas through process and exploration.
  3. Identify and apply appropriate technical skills, materials and processes to realise creative concepts.
  4. Document your creative process through a research journal.
  5. Working independently and within teams.
  6. Develop an awareness of the social, ethical and cultural responsibilities of an artists or designer.
  7. Give oral and written presentations to peers, and engage in argument and critical analysis of art and or design.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

FSA779 - Professional Practices 1A AND (FSA781 - Professional Practices 1B OR FSA709 - Professional Placement B)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FFA751 AND FSA773 AND FSA751

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

A weekly seminar program of student led presentations, discussions and group critiques. Regular supervisory meetings by arrangement.

Assessment

Task 1: Portfolio of Visual Work - building on your contextual, theoretical and studio-based investigations as outlined in your proposal, completed in Professional Practices 1A & 1B, continue to develop and refine one or more self-directed projects towards final resolution as a body of exhibition work in Professional Practices 3A & 3B (80%)

Task 2: Journal providing evidence of research, experimentation and development of ideas for your project (10%)

Task 3: Project Progress Report, 20 minute presentation (hurdle task/not formally assessed)

Task 4: Project Summary outlining your project and its context, how it was pursued and its final outcomes, 1000 words (10%)

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