Course Title: Studio Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio Technologies

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3605

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

VART3612

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17

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

In this core studio course you will learn how to use relevant studio technologies and processes as modes of production that align with your studio specialization. This course emphasises a structured approach to initiating research through making and enquiry within the studio. You will engage with materiality, imagery, process, and experimentation to inform the development of a body of artworks. You will initiate an independent and sustainable art practice, developing both preliminary and resolved works. You will also develop capacities to critically reflect upon and analyse the technologies and processes within the studio.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
• 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 a range of 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 continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production.


Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Develop a body of artworks and related research that utlise and reflect the technologies and processes of your studio.
• Identify how artists’ use the processes, theories and histories of studio technologies and apply this to your artworks.
• Document the use of studio technologies and processes in the development of artworks through the use of studio journals, e-portfolios, and reflective responses to feedback.
• Critically reflect on your work and the work of others produced within this course.
• Apply the relevant occupational health and safety protocols that relate to the technologies and processes you are using.
Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:
• 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 a range of 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 continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with studio technologies, practice and enquiry. You will learn and use techniques and processes of making art works in ways that complement and inform your studio specialization. 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, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities that explore skills, tools and methods such as the hand made, digital, electronic, mechanical & workshop equipment & processes, and hardware & software. You will also explore safe working practices, industry standards and extend your knowledge, language and vocabulary of technology. In particular you can:
• Complete teacher-directed technical exercises, workshops and self-directed projects
• Develop individual techniques, samples or tests and experiment with technologies and processes that inform your studio specialization
• Visit art institutions or sites, view documentaries and attend lectures
• Complete an artist’s journal
• Build a library of terminology
• Transcribe and analyse feedback from your peers and lecturers
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 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 will include
1) Folio of Resolved Artworks 40%
2) Application of Studio Technologies 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.