Course Title: Contemporary Print Imaging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Print Imaging

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3450

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015

VART3552

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1 035

Course Coordinator Email: richard.hardino@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: refer to the offering coordinator in Hong Kong


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART3449 Introductory Print Practice. VART3550 Introductory Print Practice (Hong Kong).


Course Description

Melbourne Campus
In this course you will explore contemporary photographic and printmaking concepts, technologies and methods in ways that build upon the work you have done in the Introductory Print Studio Practice course. You will align relevant concepts with an investigation of production processes and methods to produce a range of individual structured projects. You will also investigate the historical and contemporary arts practice of key fine art photography and printmaking artists to expand upon your own print imaging and print technologies practice.

Hong Kong Campus
In this course you will explore contemporary photographic concepts, technologies and methods in ways that build upon the work you have done in the Introductory Print Studio Practice course. You will align relevant concepts with an investigation of production processes and methods to produce a range of individual structured projects. You will also investigate the historical and contemporary arts practice of key fine art photography artists to expand upon your own print imaging and print technologies practice.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

Capabil¡ty Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  •  fìnd 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 arange 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
  • develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management


 

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

  • discuss various photographic technologies as they relate to historical and contemporary print imaging through structured studio projects
  • produce a range of resolved works that that focus on production processes and methods
  • source archives that build your knowledge base and networks to sustain your artistic practice
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others by considering the use of concept process and methods
  • successfully apply occupational, health and safety measures when making works


Overview of Learning Activities

 

ln this course you will engage with the stud¡o as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry. It is studio based which means your learning is activated through experiment¡ng, 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 specifìed learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. ln 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 facilit¡es, online systems and professional equipment specific to your stud¡o 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. lt may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a proect outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.

lf you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negot¡ate 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 respons¡bilit¡es 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.