Course Title: Fine Art Studio 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fine Art Studio 5

Credit Points: 24.00



Course Coordinator: Dr Mark Edgoose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3540

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of Fine Art Studio 4 VART 3652.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills before you start this course.


Course Description

In third year, semester one, you will focus on developing your artistic expression at an advanced level and within a global contemporary art context. You will identify formal, material and conceptual concerns through studio investigations and align these concerns with individual studio projects. You will define, research, document and present your ideas in consultation with academic staff and produce a studio work proposal. In this proposal you will formulate and articulate the conceptual foundation for your practice, and justify the decisions you have made regarding mediums, materials and presentation strategies. You will continue to refine your technical skills in order to produce a resolved body of work.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following capabilities:

• Acquire knowledge of creative practice and theory and their applications to fine art

• Effectively communicate through artistic production across a range of media and studio methods with awareness of local and global contexts

• Invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically reflective arts practice, to build a career in the cultural and creative industries

• 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 self-management Form, develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art in which to base your professional practice and/or future study

 


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

  1. Explore and trial new theories of practice that lead to an advanced body of resolved artworks
  2. Select and refine materials, processes, and concepts, relevant to your individual practice, to solve complex problems
  3. Formulate research practices that inform your practice
  4. Critique and critically reflect upon your work and work of others applying a global contemporary art perspective


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with the studio as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry. It is studio based which means your learning will be activated through experimenting, exploring, composing, texting, envisioning, observing, and playing with a range of materials and art making processes to initiate a studio practice.

There will be opportunities for you to learn through 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 receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. You will also have access to online materials, instructional tutorials, readings and interviews with artists through Canvas and the https://artschoolportal.com

You will present your work in a series of open critique sessions with academic staff and your peers. Critique sessions are designed to support the resolution of your artwork, as well as to facilitate the development of your ability to analyse and interpret art works.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. . You will be given a studio space for the development of your artworks as well as access to studio technicians. You will also have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice including 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 also provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for fine art students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources specifically for your fine art studies http://rmit.libguides.com/fineart

The Library also provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians. See the following link for details http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing 

 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. You will be given feedback on all your assessment tasks.

Assessment:

1. Individual studio proposal 10% LO1, LO2

2. Folio of practice-led research 40% LO2, LO3, LO4

3. Folio of resolved work in response to studio proposal 50% LO1, LO2, LO3

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/students/assessment