Course Title: Fine Art Studio 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fine Art Studio 6

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 5 VART 3658.

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


Course Description

In the final capstone studio course, you will clarify and resolve your methodological and conceptual research through advanced studio investigation at a professional level. It is offered in partnership with the Art Enterprise Workshop. VART 3654.

You will finalise and document a body of work and related research, and refine a studio work proposal in consultation with academic staff that is appropriately referenced, diverse and internationally contextualised. Your studio work will be assessed in this course however the documentation of that work will be assessed in the Art Enterprise Workshop course.

You will participate in individual and group work tutorials which specifically contextualise your work in relationship to contemporary art practice and prepare you for transition to a self managed professional art practice or further study.

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

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 and sensitivity to 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

• Critically examine global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts that may inform your art practice

• 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. Embrace new developments in cultural / artistic production to develop a body of resolved work for exhibition/presentation
  2. Communicate through oral, visual/aural presentations about your own practice and its positioning within a boarder cultural context including the work of other artists
  3. Learn independently and articulate a sustainable, self reliant art practice
  4. Develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art as a profession


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 on your studio work.

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’s 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 work proposal and oral presentation 20% LO1, LO2, LO4

2) Folio of practice-led research 30% LO1, LO2, LO3

3) Body of resolved work for exhibition presentation. 50% LO1, LO2

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