Course Title: Forming 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Forming 2

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3602

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Kirsten Haydon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2430

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

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment (email)


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will further investigate the notion of the vessel from the perspective of historical and contemporary trends in fine art. You will experiment with a range of materials using both hand and mechanical processes. Hand building will be extended through advanced processes such as complex raising, fabrication and press forming of metal to allow you to more deeply follow your own interests and build on previous skills. You will also further explore concepts of fluidity and density when making works.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program capabilities in this course:
• acquire knowledge of creative practice and theory and their applications to fine art
• engage in continued learning and independent practice, in response to developments in technology, culture and artistic production
• employ individual and collaborative modes of fine art practice and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and management
• apply practical knowledge and a philosophy of fine art in which to base your professional practice or future study


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• create a range of object based works that explore the notion of complex fabrication and forming techniques using a range of appropriate materials and techniques
• investigate and analyse the aesthetic and conceptual aspects of your object making practice based on your knowledge and appreciation of historical and contemporary trends in craft design and fine art
• critically reflect on your own work and the work of others with an emphasis on 3D objects
• identify and apply specific occupational health and safety measures when making works using forming techniques and processes


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, 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, 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 learning outcomes. 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.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
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 program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment