Course Title: Forming 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Forming 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3474

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

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

VART3541

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 16

Course Coordinator: Kirsten Haydon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2430

Course Coordinator Email: kirsten.haydon@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

Melbourne Students

 

In this course you will explore the notion of the vessel and learn fundamental metal forming processes. You will develop an aesthetic and conceptual approach to your silversmithing practice. You will experiment with a range of metal materials using forming processes such as forging, raising, fabrication and pressing of metal to realise your final artefact.


  Hong Kong Students

In this course you will investigate the notion of the vessel and explore concepts of fluidity and density when designing and creating objects. You will consider historical and contemporary trends in fine art to examine and reflect on the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your object making practice.
You will experiment with a range of materials using various hand-building techniques as well as wheel throwing process to realise your final work.
 


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
  • 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
  • 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:

  • produce a range of object based works that explore the notion of the vessel in new ways
  • competently use tools to explore a range of appropriate materials and techniques
  • discuss the aesthetic conceptual aspects of your object making practice based on your knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary trends in Fine Art
  • critically reflect on your own work and the work of others with an emphasis on forming
  • identify and apply specific occupational health and safety measures when making works using forming techniques and processes


Overview of Learning Activities

Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, tutorials and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore technologies, tools and processes such as the hand made and mechanical and workshop equipment and processes. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and technical vocabulary.
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 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.