Course Title: Artist's Books

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Artist's Books

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3480

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

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

Course Coordinator: Jazmina Cininas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2767

Course Coordinator Email: jazmina.cininas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 049.02.12

Course Coordinator Availability: Appoinmtnet via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore the possibilities offered by the artist’s book for the presentation of visual information and ideas. A broad range of book binding methods will be introduced and applied in studio workshops. The methods of bookbinding covered in this course incorporate both adhesive and non-adhesive book binding methods, as well as binding methods. You will discuss and apply bookbinding methods appropriate to both print and photo media content to extend your art practice.


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
     


Learning Outcomes

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

  • competently apply a range of basic book binding techniques to present a range of visual information and ideas
  • discuss the possibilities offered by the artist’s book for the presentation of print and photo-based information and ideas
  • develop working and thinking methods that assist in extending conceptual parameters for artist’s book
  • discuss and critique the role of an artist’s book within contemporary art practice
     


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, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore ways of making and thinking about artist’s books through various technologies, including hand made and digital, and engaging with workshop equipment & processes. 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

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 lecturers.

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