Course Title: Studio Individual Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Individual Development

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3463

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

VART3531

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 13,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

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

VART 3461 Studio and Process / VART 3529 Studio and Process (Hong Kong)


Course Description

Melbourne Campus
In this course you will develop individual strategies and methods of studio production. The course builds on the processes and contexts of creative studio based arts practice introduced in VART3461 Studio and Process course. You will learn how artists generate, expand and develop ideas in studio-based practice through a range of critical and reconstructive strategies and examine histories of studio production and how artists’ frame the reception of work. You will develop a critically informed and reflective arts practice alongside an individual studio methodology and will incorporate studio knowledge gathered from a range of other sources. You will establish an independent and culturally informed studio practice, to produce resolved works and support material within an appropriately conceptualized framework. You will further develop your understanding of the function of the studio as a tool in professional fine art practice. You will have the opportunity to initiate work, experience media specific workshops, use set-up spaces and engage critically with the installation and analysis of exhibited art works.

Hong Kong Campus
In this course you will develop individual strategies and methods of studio production. The course builds on the processes and contexts of creative studio based arts practice introduced in VART3461 Studio and Process course. You will learn how artists generate, expand and develop ideas in studio-based practice through a range of critical and reconstructive strategies and examine histories of studio production and how artists’ frame the reception of work. You will develop a critically informed and reflective arts practice alongside an individual studio methodology and will incorporate studio knowledge gathered from a range of other sources. You will establish an independent and culturally informed studio practice, to produce resolved works and support material within an appropriately conceptualized framework. You will further develop your understanding of the function of the studio as a tool in professional fine art practice. You will have the opportunity to initiate work and engage critically with the installation and analysis of exhibited art works.


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
  • 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:

  • explore independent strategies of production relevant to the mode of your emerging fine art studio practice through set or self initiated projects
  • refine a body of art work within a studio context that brings together areas of personal enquiry
  • use generative ideas from other sources to expand your visual language and document, analyse and contextualise art works
  • 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 site of individual creation 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 lecturers.

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