Course Title: Workshop 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Workshop 2

Credit Points: 12.00



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 Studio Workshop 1 VART 3655 or equivalent.


Course Description

In this course you will develop individual strategies and methods of studio production to further the craft of your discipline and build upon the skills you have already developed in other workshop courses. In this workshop you will learn to experiment and test a range of art making processes methods and technologies to solve problems. You will also learn how artists generate, expand and develop ideas in studio-based practice using a range of critical and reflective processes.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • Effective communication through artistic production across a range of media and studio methods with awareness of and sensitivity to local and global contexts
  • Engage in continued learning and independent practice, in response to developments in technology, culture and artistic production.


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

  1. Experiment with and test a range of art making processes, methods and technologies relevant to your studio practice
  2. Problem solve and select appropriate methods of production in response to making art works
  3. Critically reflect on your own work and the work of others
  4. Employ the OH&S standards related to your studio discipline


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 discipline. 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.

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


Overview of Learning Resources

The RMIT 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

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 select range of art supplies is made available to you, 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 that you will be expected to visit during the course of your studies. 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. You will have access to a selected range of supplies, as well as support from technical staff. Hong Kong Art School is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues that 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 course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. You will be given feedback on all your assessment tasks.

  1. Critical Reflection 20% LO2, LO3 (week 4)
  2. Folio of experiments, tests and research materials 40% LO1, LO2, LO4
  3. Folio of resolved artwork 40% LO1, LO2, LO4

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