Course Title: Studio Skills Specialisation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Skills Specialisation

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Pia Johnson / Torika Bolatagici

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email: /

Course Coordinator Location: Email for details, if required

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Before enrolling, students must have written approval from their Program Manager to do so. 

Course Description

In this course you will develop knowledge and experience in specialised methods of production and craft of your studio discipline to make informed choices about the appropriate technologies for your individualised practice. You will consolidate your learning by developing self-directed studio projects to express and communicate your ideas and demonstrate advanced methods of production.  

You will engage with studio technologies, practice and enquiry, and learn to use specialised techniques and processes of making art works in ways that complement and inform your studio discipline. You will also employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of technologies for an advanced creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a School of Art postgraduate Program Option Vertically Integrated Studio (VIS)  course. For further details about this course go to the School of Art Portal postgraduate Program Options site 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  1. Explore ideas using a range of specialised materials, technologies and processes to inform creative studio work 
  2. Create resolved work by identifying and using specilialised skills, processes and materialities from your extended practice-based research  
  3. Appraise and select safe tools, materials, and work practices. 
  4. Respond to feedback from lecturers and peers and critically reflect on how this feedback has influenced and/or expanded your art making processes and specialised methods of production. 

Overview of Learning Activities

Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of advanced learning activities that explore skills, tools and methods such as the handmade, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology. 

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. You will also have access to online materials, instructional tutorials, readings and interviews with artists through Canvas and the 

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice such as workshops, studios, computer labs and study spaces.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Relevant resource and reading material will made available to all enrolled students via Canvas.

The University Library has extensive resources for School of Art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Library Subject Guides

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. You will be given feedback on all your assessment tasks. 


  1. A resolved studio work, or work series. 40% (CLO1, 2)
  2. Folio of testing and exploration using practice-led research and support materials 40% CLO1,2, 3
  3. Critical reflection on processes, materials and studio works 20% CLO1, 2, 3, 4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.