Course Title: Studio 2: Provocations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Studio 2: Provocations

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: A/Prof. Dominic Redfern

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 2022

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 39.3.7

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities






Pre & Co requisites

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.

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Course Description

In this course, you will undertake a number of self directed studio-based projects in consultation with your supervisor. Whilst you will continue to develop strategies, procedures and conceptual discourses, this studio emphasises more focussed projects. To this end you will work with your supervisor to deepen your inquiry, working through and into conceptual and material issues as they arise. The semester will culminate in a folio of developed and resolved works as projects increase in ambition and scope.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Program Learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Test, experiment and explore formal and conceptual issues through individual studio practice.
  3. Analyse and evaluate global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts that may inform your art practice.
  4. Research, analyse and synthesise information and select appropriate methods and resources within your art practice.    


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

  1. Sustain and deepen your inquiry through a folio of developed and resolved studio projects 
  2. Critically reflect on and respond to conceptual and material issues as they arise
  3. Begin to link your conceptual ideas and research to the use of materials, technologies and methods of production
  4. Evaluate creative outcomes in relationship to appropriate theoretical, conceptual and contemporary art discourse

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:

  • Folio of artworks 50% LO2
  • Methodology Report 35% LO1
  • Reflective feedback report 15% LO3

In this studio your Methodology Report will begin to emphasise the means by which you’ve begun to respond to provocations external to your practice.

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: