Course Title: Innovation in Print Imaging

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Innovation in Print Imaging

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3451

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

VART3554

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1035

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART3450 Contemporary Print Imaging.


Course Description

In this course you will extend your conceptual and technical skills in the practice and theory of contemporary fine art photography or printmaking. This course is designed to assist you in producing work using photography or printmaking as an integral part of your studio practice. Conceptual investigations of your studio practice will encourage an innovative and responsive approach to technology and your thinking and making processes. A set of related projects will address the notion of process, materials, and self-reflexivity as methods of production that can lead to innovation.


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:

  • write creative projects that articulate your artistic intentions and identify the importance of medium selection as a vehicle for your ideas
  • develop and refine skills in photographic work or printmaking processes to produce a resolved body of print related works
  • discuss your practice in relation to contemporary art practice
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others by considering the use of technology and innovation
  • 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
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.