ARTH 5207 - Curatorial Placement
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 5207 Course Curatorial Placement Coordinating Unit History Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Prerequisites Pass in 3 ARTH courses Restrictions Available to ProCertArtHist, GradCertArtHist, GradDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(Cur&MuseumSt) students only Quota A quota may apply Course Description Students will embark upon a minor writing, cataloguing, exhibition, display or other curatorial project to be proposed, developed and executed under the joint supervision of a nominated Gallery curator and the program coordinator. This project differs substantially from the internship in that it concentrates exclusively on curatorial and research work in an agreed area. Ideally, students working on this project would be able to participate in the preparation of a published exhibition or permanent collection catalogue.
Course Coordinator: Professor Catherine Speck
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 apply art historical knowledge to a curatorial project 2 demonstrate the ability to carry out independent collection-based research under supervision 3 demonstrate the ability to carry out analytic and synthetic research skills 4 demonstrate the ability to complete a curatorial writing project at a high level 5 apply relevant computer technologies to the task
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 2,4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,4
Required Resourcesto be advised
Online Learningto be advised
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesAs this is a placement, the learning and teaching activities are carried out in the art gallery or museum on placement in the form of research, problem solving tasks, catalogue essay writing and so on.
Students will be asked to keep a daily journal.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.6 unit courses in HUMSS are designed on the assumption that all learning and assessment activities such as reading, online tutorials, preparatory work for seminars, etc will require approximately 312 hours over the course of the semester.
Learning Activities Summaryproblem based learning in the negotiated curatorial research project
Specific Course Requirements- satisfactory completion of a 20 day curatorial placement
- satisfactory completion of a negotiated curatorial project under the supervision of a nominated gallery curator
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Participation Formative and Summative 10% 1-5 1000 word research proposal Formative and Summative 15% 2-4 approx 8000 word curatorial project Formative and Summative 75% 2-4
Assessment DetailParticpation: students will participate in all aspects of the placement - 10% weighting
1000 word research proposal: students present a curatorial research proposal - 15% weighting
Approx 8000 word project: students submit a curatorial research project of between 7000-8000 words - 75% weighting
Submissionproposal and final project to be submitted in hard copy
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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