Course Title: European Study Tour

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: European Study Tour

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3513

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

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 participate in an International Study tour to Europe that focuses on object based works including Gold and Silversmithing and Ceramics. You will visit artists’ studios, galleries and museums in Amsterdam and Munich, two epicentres of contemporary jewellery and ceramics. The study tour will provide you with an exciting and flexible learning alternative to traditional classroom based learning.

You will reflect on your tour through a blog, reviewing exhibitions/ galleries and recording related experiences. This will provide you with a way of considering how the tour can help inform your own practice of interest in contemporary fine art.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop graduate attributes such as critical reflection, communication, self-management and research.


Learning Outcomes

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

  • analyse and critique contemporary jewellery and ceramics in international context
  • discuss your own work and the work of others in an international context
  • critically reflect on a range of international artists’ studios, gallery exhibitions and museums
  • gather research material for your own practice and reflect on your study tour experiences


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning in this course will be active and may include: visits to artists’ studios, galleries and museums in Amsterdam and Munich. You will also engage in a range of critical reflection activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course. 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.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course. Assessment may consist of reflective writing, essays, and on-line blogs.

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.