Course Title: Hybrid Practice: object/design
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Hybrid Practice: object/design
Credit Points: 12
|Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016
Course Coordinator: Kirsten Haydon
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2430
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
This course will explore expanded notions of object design and the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary practices in art, craft and design. You will address interdisciplinary practice particularly in traditional and contemporary crafts and design. Projects will help you to research and investigate how the practices and technologies of ceramics and gold & silversmithing inform one another and how practitioners work across various disciplines. You will explore the role of hybrid practice in contemporary Art/Craft/Design practice and relate this to your own work.
This course is one of twelve ‘fine art concept development’ courses offered within your Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree. The aim of these courses is to extend your conceptual skills in relation to your studio practice.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
- 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
- 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
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- explore, experiment and test the formal and expressive attributes of hybrid art through practical exercises and projects as well as written exercises that respond to a project outline
- discuss the intersections in contemporary art, craft and design
- experiment with and investigate hand-made, virtual and readymade objects
- research and critique the range of practices within the art, craft and design fields and explore how these interrelate to the broader visual arts
- collect and document the materials, processes and technologies utilised in your work and the work of other artists in relation to hybrid art practice
Overview of Learning Activities
The learning in this course will assist in the development of your lateral, analytical and critical thinking processes in ways that help you to deepen your conceptual ideas and develop a critically informed studio practice.
You will engage in a range of practical learning activities such as making art works, experimenting with materials, applied conceptual thinking, tutorials and workshops. Other learning activities include lectorials, listening to artist’s talks, observing demonstrations, visiting galleries and sites, reflective writing, analysing case-studies, group discussions, peer reviews, and consultations on your studio work. Some of your learning will be collaborative, however at other times you will be expected to engage in independent practice-based research.
You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff, peers, practicing artists, and others in the arts industry and community 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 tutorials you will also 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, where appropriate, studios and technologies. RMIT University’s online systems will also support your learning and you will 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. Your work will be assessed progressively throughout the semester and may consist of collaborative works, individual creative works that relate to your studio practice, reflective writing, presentations, practice-based research folios, critiques of methods and processes, and peer reviews.
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 teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document.