Course Title: Talking Art: Inside the Artists Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Talking Art: Inside the Artists Practice

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2145

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013

HUSO2302

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16

Course Coordinator: Rhett D'Costa

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2710

Course Coordinator Email:rhett.dcosta@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course offers the opportunity for you to engage with local art practitioners, either through studio visits and/or sites of public works. Through a schedule of site visits, the idea and function of the artist’s studio and / or public art sites will be explored as a location of production, distribution, display, promotion and cultural engagement. The intention is to offer you a diverse experience of what contemporary art practice is like through site and location visits, galleries, museums and public art spaces. Through the process of discussion, lectures and critiques, some of the key issues for artists engaging in contemporary, local practice will be explored.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities

•Effectively communicate via artistic production in a range of media and modes with awareness of and sensitivity to a range of local and global contexts and cultures
•Develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice


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

•Identify and apply how artists use the processes, theories and histories of practice in the planning and making of artworks

•Critically reflect on your work and the work of others

•Describe and demonstrate your conceptual, perceptual and formal artistic concerns

•Demonstrate an awareness of local art practice and / or public artwork sites, and use this to inform your own practice


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage in a mixture of activities to introduce you to a range of sites and locations. These may include a combination of artists’ studios, sites of public art, galleries and museums. Walking tours and site visits will enable to you identify local sites of artist activities in either studio locations or public sites. You will also engage in research activities in order to develop skills in analysing and responding to artworks and presentations.


Overview of Learning Resources

Melbourne Campus
RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library.
RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.

Hong Kong Campus
Hong Kong Art School will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University and HKAS Library.
Hong Kong Art School is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning objectives of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. Site and/or studio visits will inform your responses to local artworks and contemporary practices, as well as the development and presentation of a combination of plans, models, reflections and journals.

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 Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.