Course Title: Studio Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Practice

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3603

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Mark Edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99253540

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This first year core studio course introduces you to relevant strategies for engaging with studio as a way of thinking and making. The course is structured around projects that facilitate the development of ways of working that are expansive and adaptable to your studio specialization art practice. You will create a sustained body of art works and investigations that demonstrate a developmental relationship to precursor art works. You will critically reflect upon strategies of studio practice and constructions of meaning to help inform your own art practice. This course is to develop your Fine Art Studio Practice through the use of expansive and adaptable strategies in relation to your studio specialization.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development
• Find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
• Effectively communicate via artistic production in a range of media and modes with awareness of and sensitivity to local and global contexts and cultures
• Develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
• Engage in autonomous and continuous learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production


Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Explore and employ studio specialisation strategies to expand your art practice
• Discuss the developmental relations between preliminary and resolved works and your approach to studio
• Translate and synthesise your ideas, themes and concepts through studio practice to resolve a body of art works
• Make choices that promote awareness of a personal direction in your fine art practice
• Initiate independent work and develop strategies to overcome obstacles in your work practice
• Critically analyse and respond to your own work and the work of others and articulate how this might inform future directions for your own art practice


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to approach the studio as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry. You will engage in a range of learning activities such as making works, experimenting with materials, practice based research, workshops, presentations, demonstrations, lectorials, gallery and site visits, reflective writing, group discussions, consultations on your studio work and occupational health and safety demonstrations.
You will also 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

Melbourne Campus
RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including options for studio, technological and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your projects and requirements. 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 access during the course. Professional 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 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. Assessment may include:
1) Folio of Resolved Artworks 40%
2) Approach to Studio as a Site of Practice and Enquiry 40%
3) Critical Reflection and Documentation 20%
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.