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Assessment Task 3

College of Arts, Victoria University

Teacher Name: Lisa Cianci - email: lisa.cianci@vu.edu.au
Course Coordinator & Education Manager: Alan Morgans - email: alan.morgans@vu.edu.au


Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2014/DMA


Subject: DMA - Digital Media

Course: Diploma of Visual Art (CUV50111)

 

Assessment Task 3 - Review of Mixed Reality Environments

Deadline: November 12 (class 14)

10% of total mark for the subject.


Assessment Grades

HD: High Distinction 80-100, D: Distinction 70-79,  C: Credit 60-69, P: Pass 50-59, N1: Not Yet Competent 49-40%, N2: Not Yet Competent <40%

In order to achieve a HD for this brief you need to:

  • Meet all the requirements of the brief
  • Creatively explore ideas and outcomes
  • Have solid justification and reference for aesthetic choices
  • No typos or grammatical errors and consistent formatting in any written material
  • Show comprehensive documentation of planning and development
  • Demonstrate good reflective practice skills

Assessment Criteria / Learning Objectives

CUVDIG502A Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

Element/Learning outcome

Performance Criteria

1. Research digital technologies

1.1 Research the detailed capabilities of different digital technologies and equipment

1.2 Evaluate current, emerging and experimental technologies

1.3 Investigate the relationships between technologies and the achievement of different effects

1.4 Determine cost and supply parameters for different technologies and equipment

 

1. Project Description

Overview

You will be shown a range of mixed reality artworks in class, and based upon this introduction, you will engage in further self-directed research and develop a review of one or more artists engaged with mixed reality artworks. The purpose of this task is to both increase your knowledge of this area of contemporary art, and to increase your research and critical thinking skills.

 

2. Requirements

You will write a short review essay of 600-800 words focusing on artists that work with a form of mixed reality. Some common areas to explore may be artists that work in virtual environments such as Second Life, artists that create installations using mixed reality technologies, artists that work with Virtual Reality systems and mobile devices, artists that create public art using mixed reality technology.

 

3. Specifications

Your essay should include images where appropriate, and must properly reference and credit any text or image that is not your own.

The essay can be written using word processing software, but should ultimately be published as a blog post on your Wordpress.com site.

 

4. References

See DMA website and weekly classnotes for references relating to this assessment task.

 

5. Assessment Rubric

Task / Performance Criteria Advanced
HD(100-80%)
Very Good
D(70-79%)
Good)
C(60-69%
Competent
P(50-59%)
Not Yet Competent
N1/N2(<50%)

task: select

criteria
1.2 Evaluate current, emerging and experimental technologies




Documentation generates strong relevance and advanced understanding of the task criteria with a clearly defined direction and outcome of the research.
The subject area is well selected with a large body of reference material available to assist the research.
Content selected for the task is highly appropriate and shows understanding of the task criteria through analysis of selected content.
The subject area is relevant with a large body of reference material available to assist research.

Content selected for the task is appropriate and demonstrates understanding of the task. The subject may suffer from limitations in the availability of research material.

Content selected for the task is suitable though demonstrates a superficial understanding of the task criteria.
The subject has limitations in suitability for a research subject in the limited availability of relevant research sources.
Content selected for the task is not suitable, or content has not been selected for the task. The task has not been understood and the submitted work demonstrates a lack of reflective practice in developing a subject area for the project.

task: research

criteria
1.1 Research the detailed capabilities of different digital technologies and equipment


Research documentation is well presented and organised into several sub-sections that develops the progression of the idea behind the research.
Investigation is based on several sources from several media types. The idea behind the research and the expected outcome is clearly described in the documentation.
Well presented and organised research documentation showing a depth of investigation from a diverse and highly relevant range of sources. The ideas driving the research are clear and engaging. Research documentation is adequate though requires organisation into sub-sections that assist in the description of the idea behind the research. A greater range of sources would reveal more relevant information to fully assess the scope of the subject. A greater variety of media types and sources would give a better result.

Research is relevant to the broad subject area and demonstrates some investigation of the subject area but lacks detail. Documentation lacks organisation which makes the research process and the outcome difficult to understand.


Research has not been undertaken or is shallow and lacking in a variety of information sources. Documentation has not been undertaken to a competent level.

task: write & present online

criteria
1.3 Investigate the relationships between technologies and the achievement of different effects

1.4 Determine cost and supply parameters for different technologies and equipment


Written work shows advanced academic literacy and critical analysis where sentences and paragraphs are well constructed and clearly communicate the ideas in the writing. The writing demonstrates a high degree of critical reflection on both the subject, interpretations and expression in an objective voice. The writing is composed in a professional style where the contexts in which the artworks were created are well considered and expressed. Presentation of work shows a professional standard of preparation and organisation. Written work shows an academic level of literacy and critical analysis. Sentences and paragraphs are well constructed and demonstrate an understanding of the subject matter. The writing demonstrates a deep understanding of the context in which the work was created and how it relates to one's own work in justified and well expressed terms. Presentation of work shows a high standard of preparation and organisation.
The written work demonstrates literacy and critical analysis in discussing creative works and the context of their creation. The relevance of the work to personal practice is discussed with supported arguments that demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of the research though could show more depth of reflection and understanging of context.
Language is used effectively to communicate ideas. Presentation of work shows a good standard of preparation and organisation.
Written work shows a competent level of literacy and some critical analysis in discussing creative works and the context of their creation. Sentences and paragraphs are well constructed to communicate ideas and make superficial connections between the research and personal work. Presentation of work shows some competency in preparation and organisation. Written work not completed or does not demonstrate competency in literacy or critical analysis in discussing creative works and the context of their creation.
Lack of reflection on the research work and personal arts/design practice means that connections have not been made and the outcome of the project is undermined.
Spelling and grammar including sentence and paragraph construction are not of an acceptable standard. Presentation and submission of work not done, or not completed to a competent standard.

 

 

Assessment Overview:

CUVDIG502A Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of digital technologies and how they may be used and adapted at a professional level
  • evolve and refine ways of working with technologies through a demonstrated process of experimentation
  • integrate technologies into own work in a way that supports coherence of the creative work
  • demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of selected digital technologies
  • use safe and sustainable work practices.

 

Assessment Rules

This project is assessed by observation of your development of your project work, and by presentation of the project itself. If you do not submit adequate work by due dates you will not be able to achieve competency in this Unit.

For the policy which you will be assessed with please refer to the Assessment Policy section of your Creative Industries student handbook or the online copy of the Assessment Policy:
http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/studentva/Assessment.cfm