Course Title: Studio 4: Resolutions and Beginnings

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio 4: Resolutions and Beginnings

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Dominic Redfern

Course Coordinator Phone: 99252202

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 39.3.7

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities






Pre & Co requisites

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Course Description

This studio focuses upon the resolution of a major body of artwork. At the completion of the course this work is presented for the capstone event of the program, assessment by an examiner from industry. You will refine your major project through the ongoing creation of new works whilst editing, refining and resolving their final presentation at a level professional excellence. The development of presentation strategies will underpin the resolution of studio work in this final semester. The presentation of your artwork is assessed alongside your ADR and as such needs to demonstrate a rigorous and considered relationship between the linguistic and material outcomes of your research project.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Carry out self directed studio based learning and independent research to develop your individual art practice and locate your artwork within appropriate contemporary, conceptual and theoretical contexts.
  • Test, experiment and explore formal and conceptual issues through individual studio practice.
  • Research, analyse and synthesise information and select appropriate methods and resources within your art practice.
  • Present a body of artwork that demonstrates a level of technical and conceptual excellence in contemporary art practice.    

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

  • Finalise a substantial studio based research project through the resolution of innovative artwork/s that evidence new formulations of knowledge
  • Plan and execute a major presentation of artworks commensurate with professional practice
  • Apply specialised and complex bodies of knowledge to the production of your artworks

Overview of Learning Activities

This is studio-based learning in which you work at your art making, meeting regularly with your advisor for intensive consultations that examine, question and identify the forward trajectory of your work. In addition, you will engage in peer-to-peer dialogue and develop the ability to critically and reflectively evaluate creative outcomes. This occurs through the scheduled teacher-led group critique sessions as well as student led critique sessions. 

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be given a studio space for the development of your artworks. Students have access to a range of facilities across the school to support their area of practice, from light fabrication workshops, AV studios, computer labs, AV recording equipment, ceramics and gold and silver-smithing studios, large format photo printing facilities, and printmaking studios. 

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for Art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies []

The MFA has a very extensive searchable reading list, which is made available to all enrolled students. 

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include:

  • Finalise a substantial studio based research project through the resolution of innovative artwork/s that evidence new formulations of knowledge 50%
  • Plan and execute a major presentation of artworks commensurate with professional practice 25%
  • Demonstrate the application of specialised and complex bodies of knowledge that relate to your particular research focus through your artworks 25%

Your Methodology Report will emphasise the ways in which your practice has begun to focus on the various parameters that define the way your work is experienced by an audience.

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.

A student 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, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: