Course Title: Honours Fine Art Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Fine Art Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

This course is the research course in Semester One, and the core outcome of this course will be a body of work in progress evidencing an in-depth engagement with practice-led-research. 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3021

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Assoc. Prof Mikala Dwyer & Dr Nikos Pantazopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3796

Course Coordinator Email: mikala.dwyer@rmit.edu.au & nikos.pantazopoulos@rmint.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 6, Level 3

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This studio-based course facilitates the practical experimentation of your Honours project. The development of your project will be primarily supported through individual supervision, providing direction, support and advice to assist you in extending your ideas and methods through self-guided, practice-led-research. The relationship between you and your supervisor is a critical part of the Honours experience and the major learning focus for this course.

The course of study will consist of an approved individual program of practice-led-research, captured and outlined in a work proposal which you will develop in consultation with academic staff. You will receive feedback and critique on your work from peers and lecturers that will inform and progress your individual studio work.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The following Program Learning Outcomes have been specified for this course:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge to undertake and initiate independent research as an integral part of your professional and artistic development and communicate research outcomes to a variety of audiences
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on your arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
  • Construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural industries as an active participant and in preparation for further study
  • Initiate and pursue studies in directions which inform and further professional and creative growth and catalyse invention, innovation and refinement of personal work to established industry standards
  • Work autonomously and with others with the ability to apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • Develop and implement a vision and philosophy of practice through global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts to contribute to the positive development of culture.


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

  • Work with specialist skills in one, or a combination, of studio disciplines.
  • Analyse and reflect on the development of your projects to refine strategies and techniques.
  • Identify and apply specialised methods of making related to your specific projects.
  • Connect and reflect on relationships between theory and practice as they apply in your own work.


Overview of Learning Activities

In consultation with your supervisor, you will undertake practice-led-research that will inform the development of an Honours research project. During this process, key conceptual and technical contexts are identified based on key aims and objectives. You will develop skills that support the parameters of your Honours research project and be directed to appropriate resources by lecturers. You will be encouraged to undertake independent research in the area relevant to your project. All aspects of the project are reviewed on a weekly basis and may be refined over the course of the semester.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice, from painting/drawing/installation studios, light fabrication workshops, AV studios, computer labs, , ceramic/gold and silversmithing/sculpture workshops, AV recording and sound equipment, large format photo printing facilities, and printmaking studios.

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

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, go to RMIT library Art guide

 


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a body of creative works in progress or resolved at the end of semester, along with Archived Records consisting of material that reveals the research behind the creative works, including your methodology and its conceptual and thematic underpinning. You will receive formal and formative feedback during semester to guide you in your research and progress towards assessment. Assessment occurs through a formal presentation of the research and research contexts.

Assessment Tasks

  1. Creative works in progress 30% LO1, LO2, LO3
  2. Creative works resolved or completed 50% LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
  3. Archived Records 20% LO2, LO4

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.
A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

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

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension or special consideration will be penalised as follows:
• Completed work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day
• Work submitted after day 7 will not be assessed
• Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty

How the penalty is calculated:
Example - Work is submitted 6 days late, incurring a penalty of 30% (6 x 5% = 30%).
• The submission receives a result of 60 out of 100. 60 - 30% = 42.
• The numerical result for that assessment submission is modified from 60 to 42.
• The result of 42 is used to calculate the final grade for the course.