Course Title: Siting Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Siting Practice

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3498

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face


Course Coordinator: Mark Edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3540

Course Coordinator Email:mark.edgoose@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

In this course you will find and use creative solutions in locating your work outside of the studio. Through a series of practical projects you will be encouraged to explore and experiment with varying contexts that impact on the siting of objects.

In groups there will be opportunities for you to explore a range of practical projects that focus on aspects of exhibiting and professional practice for object based artists.


Knowledge of these areas will establish the solid foundation necessary to facilitate your ability to sustain a viable/effective art practice. Your learning experience will involve liaisons with the creative industry.

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

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural and creative industries
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • 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
  • 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


Learning Outcomes

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

  • explore, experiment and test the formal and expressive attributes of art/craft/design practices that focus on aspects of object practice including exhibition, performance and collaboration in urban and global contexts
  • research and critique a range of practices within the art, craft and design fields and explore how these interrelate to the broader visual arts industry
  • articulate and locate your practice within the global context of contemporary art, craft and design
  • critically reflect on ways to rigorously challenge, develop and refine your professional practice in relation to site


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.