Course Title: Object, Materials and Process

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Object, Materials and Process

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3443

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

VART3542

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Mark Edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3540

Course Coordinator Email: mark.edgoose@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will explore an expanded range of materials and develop additional knowledge and skills in ceramics or gold and silversmithing. You will extend your conceptual, perceptual, formal, technical and aesthetic concerns related to object making focusing on form and surface. This course will also deepen your understanding of the relationship between form and materials in ways that will help you begin to articulate an individual approach to processes and aesthetics.


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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • research and discuss contemporary aesthetics related to form, surface and other related objects
  • produce a range of work, which further explores personal iconography through material and process applications
  • successfully use tools to explore a range of materials to produce works that focus on form and surface
  • discuss the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your object making practice based on an expanded knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary trends in fine art
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others in reference to contemporary ceramics or gold and silversmithing practice
  • successfully apply occupational, health and safety measures when making works


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.