Course Title: Presentation Strategies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Presentation Strategies

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3460

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

VART3569

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Simon Perry

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2920

Course Coordinator Email: simon.perry@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART3458 Expanding Practice.


Course Description

In this course you will develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art as a professional practitioner. You will develop a range of self directed works and present them in the form of an exhibition, performance, composition, sound design or open ended art project. Through a series of research presentations and/or group feedback sessions you will contextualise your art practice within the broader context of the professional arts industry.

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:

  • develop an art practice by using a variety of sculptural, sound and spatial strategies to investigate concepts and instigate independent works of art
  • produce preliminary and resolved works and discuss and evaluate their relationship
  • implement and document independent thinking and critical anaylsis, in projects and tutorials and feedback sessions and reflect on this activitiy using a journal
  • identify and develop meaningful conceptual frameworks and cultural reference points for your studio practice
  • produce a work integrated learning folio and presentation that demonstrates an experience of exhibition / composition / performance practice as it relates to the arts industry
  • undertake site visits, critically evaluate exhibitions and performances and attend lectures by guest artists and industry professionals


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

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.


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.