Course Title: Moulding Objects

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Moulding Objects

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3472

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

VART3545

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh1 17

Course Coordinator: Kris Coad

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3858

Course Coordinator Email: kris.coad@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will explore and experiment with the physical properties of a broad range of materials and learn to perform moulding skills and processes which can be applied to making objects out of a range of materials, including ceramics, paper and wax. Conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns will be addressed as they relate to object making and assist you to develop an individual approach to object forming using moulding processes.


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
  • 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
  • develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • research and discuss contemporary aesthetics related to the development of forms suitable for moulding
  • produce a range of work, which explores personal iconography through material and process applications such piercing and resist techniques
  • utilise drawing skills and 3D techniques (mock-ups and maquettes) which enable the accurate realisation of projects
  • competently use specific techniques and technologies to explore a range of forms and materials
  • use specified kiln equipment and successfully apply practices related to packing and firing kilns
  • critically reflect on the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your object making practice based on your knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary trends in Fine Art by critiquing your own work and the work of others
  • describe and apply occupational, health and safety measures when making and firing works


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with technology 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
The 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. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT University Library.

The 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.