Course Title: Major Project B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Major Project B

Credit Points: 36


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART2975

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Distance / Correspondence

Sem 1 2012

VART2975

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

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

VART2975

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

VART2976

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

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

Course Coordinator Location: 4.2.9 and 2.2.09

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Completion of Self Directed Projects A, Self Directed Projects B, Professional Practice Advanced Seminar Program
and
Completion of Major Project A and Major Project Proposal Development
or
Concurrent enrollment in Major Project A and Major Project Proposal Development.


Course Description

As the capstone experience for the program, in this course you will finalise a major body of artwork and present it to an external assessor in the form of an exhibition. The artworks will reflect a professional level of material and conceptual excellence. You will also produce an Appropriate Durable Record (ADR) that critically and reflectively outlines your research aims, objectives, research questions, rationale and methodology. These two components will be the culmination of a sustained research project that demonstrates an advanced body of knowledge appropriate to both professional art practice and further learning.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Engage in self directed studio based learning and independent research to develop your individual art practice and locate your artwork within appropriate contemporary, conceptual and theoretical contexts
• 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
• Present a body of artwork that demonstrates a level of technical and conceptual excellence within contemporary art practice.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Finalise a substantial studio-based research project through the resolution of innovative artwork/s that evidence new formulations of knowledge
• Demonstrate the application of specialised and complex bodies of knowledge that relate to your particular research focus through your artworks and the ADR
• Plan and execute a major presentation of artworks commensurate with professional practice
• Critically and reflectively evaluate creative outcomes in relation to appropriate theoretical, conceptual and contemporary art discourse
• Engage with, persist and sustain your studio practice and demonstrate this through appropriate documentation of your creative processes and outcomes at a professional level


Overview of Learning Activities

The course engages teacher guided, learner directed, and peer to peer learning. Learning activities may include:
• Individual and group tutorials
• Visiting artist presentations
• Self-directed research and reflective writing
• Agreed self-initiated studio-based learning
• Organisation of an individual presentation of a major body of resolved work accompanied by an Appropriate Durable Record (ADR).


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 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 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. 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:
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 B will be assessed in the form of a final presentation of resolved artwork/s in the form of an exhibition, accompanied by an Appropriate Durable Record (ADR). The artworks presented and the ADR should clearly demonstrate the learning outcomes for this course and your development against the program learning outcomes.
The final presentation should reflect a professional level of material and conceptual excellence and critically engage with the research questions outlined in your ADR.
The ADR should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length and contain clear and appropriate documentation of the projects, including support material. The ADR should succinctly address your research aims, objectives, research questions, rationale and methodology. It should contain appropriate documentation of the projects and/or accompanying support material on USB. You will be required to submit a bound copy and a PDF copy of your Appropriate Durable Record (ADR).
The major project will be assessed by an external examiner appointed by the Course Coordinator or Offering Coordinator in consultation with academic staff. Assessment moderation will be conducted by the external examiner/s and academic staff.


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