Course Title: Studio Skills Specialisation
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Studio Skills Specialisation
Credit Points: 12.00
Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.
To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption.
Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209.
Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus
Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.
|Sem 1 2022|
Course Coordinator: Pia Johnson / Michael Graeve
Course Coordinator Phone: Please email
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Michael.email@example.com
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.
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:
- Explore ideas using a range of specialised materials, technologies and processes to inform creative studio work
- Create resolved work by identifying and using specilialised skills, processes and materialities from your extended practice-based research
- Appraise and select safe tools, materials, and work practices.
- 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 https://artschoolportal.com
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.
- A resolved studio work, or work series. 40% (CLO1, 2)
- Folio of testing and exploration using practice-led research and support materials 40% CLO1,2, 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.