Course Title: Contextualising Print Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contextualising Print Practice

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3452

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

VART3556

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Richard Harding

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1035

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

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART3451 Innovation in Print Imaging.


Course Description

In this course you will investigate the contributing influence of imaging technologies on the artistic, stylistic and conceptual production of fine prints. You will explore complex creative processes alongside sophisticated visualisation strategies to enable you to produce prints of the finest quality. You will also experiment with print imaging technology, including photographic, digital, intaglio and/or relief processes to diversify your options for fine print production. You will deepen your analytical thinking and making skills to locate your studio practice within the broader context of fine art. In consultation with your lecturer, you will take responsibility for the determination of your study program and will be supported to consider appropriate options for your arts 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 print based art making and its related practices by working as a practicing artist in a studio based learning context.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program capabilities in this course:
• acquire knowledge of creative practice and theory and their applications to fine art
• effectively communicate through artistic production across a range of media and studio methods with awareness of local and global contexts
• develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to participate in a career as a participant of the cultural and creative industries
• engage in continued learning and independent practice, in response to developments in technology, culture and artistic production
• apply practical knowledge and a philosophy of fine art in which to base your professional practice or future study.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• develop a conceptual studio work project proposal that articulates clear production outcomes.
• explore how the histories and theories of photography and printmaking can assist you in developing projects and making reproductive works that relate to your studio practice.
• critically discuss your own work and the work of others in relation to the key concepts of traditional and contemporary reproductive technologies
• utilise appropriate visual language to articulate the conceptual ideas in your work.
• safely handle photographic and printmaking materials and processes.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will experiment with various print and photographic technologies as a process of creation and enquiry. You will learn to use technologies in ways that compliment and inform your studio specialisation by making art works. You will also employ analytical, technical and interpretative processes to critically evaluate the use of technologies for creative practice using a range of reflective learning tools.
Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore technologies, tools and processes such as the hand made, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology.
You will 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 learning outcomes. 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.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
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 program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment