Course Title: Major Project Proposal Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project Proposal Development

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART2967

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012

VART2967

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

VART2968

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dominic Redfern - Melbourne Rhett D'Costa - Hong Kong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2022 99252710

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses VART2969 Self Directed Projects A, VART2971 Self Directed Projects B and VART2965 Professional Practice Advanced Seminars before you commence this course.


Course Description

In this course you will develop your Appropriate Durable Record (ADR). The ADR is a succinct document that critically and reflectively outlines your research aims, objectives, key research questions, rationale and methodology in relation to artworks produced during the program. It should include a chronological evaluation of key projects you have undertaken during the project’s development. It should contain clear and appropriate documentation of your projects and accompanying support material.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Analyse and evaluate global, social, cultural, environmental and historical contexts that may inform your art practice.
• Research, analyse and synthesise information and select appropriate methods and resources within your art practice.
• Engage in discourse and scholarship that is globally informed, culturally and socially aware, ethical and respecting of difference and diversity.
• Engage in autonomous and continuous learning concerning new developments in artistic production and associated discourses.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Clearly articulate the research aims, objectives, rationale and key research questions of your Major Project through a complete draft of the ADR
• Articulate how your creative outcomes engage your research questions
• Justify your independent research in relation to your conceptual ideas, use of materials, technologies and processes
• Locate and interpret your creative outcomes in relation to appropriate theoretical, conceptual and contemporary art discourse
• Demonstrate how the analysis of previous projects has led to new developments of a conceptual and practical nature within your art practice
• Present clear and appropriate documentation of your art practice and research activities at a professional level.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course engages teacher guided, learner directed, and peer to peer learning. The learning activities may include:
• Individual advisor meetings and tutorials
• Self-directed studio based practice and independent research
• Cross-disciplinary group tutorials
• Lectures and workshops
• Discussion groups
• Peer to peer learning
• Visiting artist presentations
• The research and annotation of your studio practice
• Writing workshops
You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified program and course level learning outcomes.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
The University Library has extensive resources for art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

If you are studying in Melbourne the following resources are available:
RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources to engage in this course, including studio facilities, equipment hire and support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library. The program has a Learning Repository of Appropriate Durable Records (ADRs) from graduating students, which current students can access. You will be expected to access additional reference material as appropriate to your research. RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues, which will form part of your self directed research.

If you are studying in Hong Kong the following resources are available:
It is expected students entering the program will have an independent studio appropriate to their art practice. Seminar Sessions will be undertaken at appropriate venues through the Hong Kong Art School. You will have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT University Library. Computer and library resources are available through the Hong Kong Art Center. The program also has a Learning Repository of Appropriate Durable Records (ADRs) from graduating students, which current students can access. You will be expected to access additional reference material as appropriate to your research. Hong Kong has a broad range of galleries and cultural venues such as Asia Art Archive, commercial and artists run galleries and museums, which will form part of your self directed research.
 


Overview of Assessment

Major Project Proposal Development will be assessed in the form of the Appropriate Durable Record (ADR), which outlines your research aims, objectives, key research questions, rationale and methodology in relation to works produced on the program to date. It should contain clear and appropriate documentation of the projects undertaken and/or accompanying support material. The ADR should clearly demonstrate the specified program and course level learning outcomes.
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 the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Use the form: ’Application for extension of time for submission of assessable work’ to apply for an extension of seven or fewer days from the original due date for submission of assignments, projects, or essays. This form can be lodged electronically (emailed to your Offering Coordinator) no later than one working day before the original submission due date.


Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment