Course Title: Studio and Process

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio and Process

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3461

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

VART3529

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3461

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex17 (WIN)

Course Coordinator: Greg Creek

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5386

Course Coordinator Email: greg.creek@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

Melbourne Campus
In this course you will learn how to use the studio as a both a site and tool of production in painting, drawing and media arts. The course emphasises a structured approach to initiating visual research and enquiry within the studio. You will engage with imagery, materiality, process, technology and the experiential to inform a body of creative work. This will be supported by documentation and feedback. You will initiate an independent and sustainable creative practice, developing both preliminary and resolved works and the nature of their relationship within the modes of your studio practice. You will develop capacities to critically reflect upon and analyse art works with a focus upon how artists generate and develop ideas within the studio.

Hong Kong Campus
In this course you will learn how to use the studio as a both a site and tool of production in painting. The course emphasises a structured approach to initiating visual research and enquiry within the studio. You will engage with imagery, materiality, process, technology and the experiential to inform a body of creative work. This will be supported by documentation and feedback. You will initiate an independent and sustainable creative practice, developing both preliminary and resolved works and the nature of their relationship within the modes of your studio practice. You will develop capacities to critically reflect upon and analyse art works with a focus upon how artists generate and develop ideas within the studio.


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
  • 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:

  • develop a body of visual research and related works that reflects studio modes of enquiry in painting, drawing, and media arts
  • identify and apply how artists use the processes, theories and histories of studio practice
  • track the development of art works through the use of Studio journals, documentation and reflective feedback
  • describe and demonstrate your conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns as they relate to your artwork
  • critically reflect on your work and the work of others produced within this course


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 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, You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University and HKAS 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 lecturers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.