Course Title: Studio Projects

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Projects

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3441

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

VART3536

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

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 3440 Diversified projects


Course Description

This course focuses on individual development and expression at an advanced level of expertise. Formal and conceptual concerns are identified through studio investigation and aligned with the initiation of individual studio projects.  You will initiate a body of work and related research to a professional level and develop a studio proposal in consultation with academic staff that is appropriately referenced, diverse and internationally contextualised. You will participate in individual and group tutorials and in trial installations of work. Studio work is complemented by lectures, films, seminars, gallery visits and professional practice.

This is a work integrated learning (WIL) course. The key feature of WIL courses is that learning experiences simulate the working life of professional practitioners. As such this course introduces you to a research based approach to object making and its related practices by working as a practicing artist in a studio based learning context.


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 and improved by arts practice
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural and creative industries
  • form, develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art as a profession, contributing to the positive development of culture in both local and international contexts


Learning Outcomes

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

  • initiate studio projects and a body of art work in a selected area of fine art practice to a professional level
  • apply analytical and critical research skills to processes of self initiated learning and its application within professional practice
  • develop a studio method and research appropriate cultural reference points relevant to your formal and conceptual aims
  • outline a studio proposal that is appropriately referenced and contextualised
  • 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

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, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT University 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 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.