Course Title: Transformative Studio Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Transformative Studio Practice

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3439

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

VART3532

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17

Course Coordinator: Greg Creek

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5386

Course Coordinator Email: greg.creek@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART 3438 Skills and Practice.


Course Description

This course develops your capacities to materialise art across a range of media and to broaden the scope of your emerging practice. You will extend and build upon the ideas and processes introduced in VART3438 Skills and Practice.

You will explore how artists initiate work through a range of starting points, trials and experiments, through workshop and lab processes, conceptual analysis and material research. The objectives are to produce preliminary works that suggest multiple avenues of research framed by appropriate critical methods that enable an evolution of resolved works. The semester’s study examines relations between new and existing bodies of work with a focus upon the realisation of personal projects that are supported by idea mapping and proposal development.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
  • 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 by and improved by arts practice
  • develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production


Learning Outcomes

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

  • employ a variety of conceptual strategies and studio processes to instigate independent works of art
  • establish art work in a variety of media that is appropriate to specialised projects
  • discuss the nature and significance of visual research as creative practice
  • implement independent thinking, planning, critical analysis and reflection upon your work and its relations to the broader field of fine art through written texts, contextual
  • develop journals/workbooks and appropriate visual documentation
  • critically reflect on your work and the work of others produced within this course


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with the studio as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry. It is studio based which means your learning is activated through experimenting, exploring, testing, envisioning, observing, and playing with a range of materials and art making processes and methods in a studio environment to develop you as an art practitioner.

You will engage in a range of learning activities such as making works, experimenting with materials, practice based research, workshops, presentations, demonstrations, lectorials, gallery and site visits, reflective writing, group discussions, consultations on your studio work and occupational health and safety demonstrations.

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 learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. In classes you will engage in critical reflection and reviews.


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
The 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. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT University Library.

The 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 outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by 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 Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.