Course Title: Articulation and Practice Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Articulation and Practice Project

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3453

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

VART3558

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3558

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (HA33)

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

VART3452 The Fine Print.


Course Description

This course is a self-directed learning program that establishes appropriate methods with photographic and printmaking related technologies for developing visual projects. The course is designed to align the process of articulation and application of concepts and ideas to photographic and print with related materials and methods of production. The course will cover health and safety issues in the studio, lab and workshop and its relationship to contemporary art practice.

You will acquire a capacity to formulate and articulate a conceptual foundation for your practice, and to make appropriate decisions as to which mediums and presentation methods best translate your conceptual premise. You will establish a capacity for identifying not only the strengths and possibilities, but also areas for improvement, in both your own and fellow students’ art practice. You will be able to articulate these both verbally, and in written form. You will continue to refine your technical skills in order to produce a resolved body of work, as well as develop an understanding of the possibilities offered by photographic and print media and its position within contemporary art 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
  • invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural and creative industries
  • 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:

  • critically select photographic and print-related media in relation to projects
  • apply appropriate methods for visually articulating concepts and ideas
  • discuss your practice in relation to contemporary art practice
  • analyse photographic and print media using appropriate visual language
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others by considering the use of technology, innovation, art theory and philosophical notions of production
  • identify and apply specific occupational, health and safety measures when making material samples and producing works related to the material processes used in your research


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.