ACV312 - Visual Arts Major Project

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Unit available for enrolment from 2025

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:Nil
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: David Cross

Must have completed one credit point at level 1 or 2 of an ACA
ACV or ACI coded unit, plus one credit point at level 2 in any unit



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


In this capstone unit, students will focus on realising a final artwork or body of artwork for exhibition together with building a thorough knowledge of professional practice elements that relate to making and promoting contemporary art exhibitions. The unit will seek to provide the skills and knowledges required for the production of a professional outcome while at the same time focusing on the key career and industry contexts into which artists aspire. A principal focus is on how to plan an exhibition outcome that takes into account concept, process, fabrication, installation and promotion and crucially how each might be achieved over a fixed time frame of eleven weeks. Students will develop a resolved artwork, design a professional digital portfolio and collectively devise, organise and conceive of a promotional strategy for the final exhibition. Key learning tasks will include artistic research, approaches to the integration of multiple disciplines, team management principles, creative methodologies, project development, and pre-production and production management. Students will then apply appropriate strategies and creative management processes in the realisation of their creative work and final exhibition. Building on previous units that stress artistic process and the assorted stages of art making, this production unit requires students to propose and complete a creative arts project that aspires to the standard of emerging artists, cultural producers or educators in their chosen industry contexts.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Engage with and select artistic precedents, relevant theory and identify historical influences.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Analyse, generate and evaluate solutions to individually framed creative problems through written and studio tasks

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management


Produce final artworks to a professional standard

GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Project Proposal and Research Presentation 1600 words or equivalent 20% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Exhibition of Creative Work 2000 words or equivalent 50% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Journal 800 words or equivalent 30% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACV312
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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