Course Title: Art Enterprise Workshop

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Art Enterprise Workshop

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 5 VART 3653 or equivalent.


Course Description

This art enterprise workshop will introduce you to the relevant career, employment practices, enterprise formation opportunities, resources and arts industry networks to establish yourself as an independent art practitioner. This course will provide you with an understanding of professional and business practices that relate to being a contemporary artist. You will be encouraged to develop entrepreneurial skills, design your own future and make contributions to the cultural and creative industries. You will produce appropriate documentation of your work in a capstone digital folio that reflects the realisation and exhibition of your individual studio project.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following capabilities:

• 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 fine art in which to base your professional practice or future study


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

  1. Refine and produce an archive of your work that documents your professional art practice and connects with industry in a format that is appropriate for your work
  2. Design and prepare arts industry proposals and statements for creative work
  3. Plan and implement an exhibition or cultural event


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with studio technologies, practice and enquiry in relationship to Professional Industry Engagement. You will learn how to adapt your professional digital folio of your individual work for presentation within the arts industry. You will apply knowledge and skills to the planning and presentation of artwork. You will through a range of individual and collaborative projects produce applications for a variety of arts organizations to assist you in your professional practice.

Through workshops, demonstrations, seminars, lectures and group discussions you will engage in a range of learning activities about collective and specialized knowledge of the Arts Industry.

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’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. You will be given feedback on all your assessment tasks.

Assessment

  1. Archive of studio practice and industry proposal 50% LO1, LO2
  2. Plan and implement an exhibition or cultural event. 50% 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