BP201 - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

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Plan: BP201OP - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program uses a variety of teaching and learning approaches, with a major focus on intensive studio and workshop practice. The studios and workshops are places in which you will refine and develop your practical, theoretical and conceptual skills through a combination of directed and self-directed learning with regular engagement in review, critical reflection and analysis of work through discussion with staff and peers in both individual consultations and group tutorials. Guided independent research forms an integral part of the program structure focusing on locating and developing your personal artistic practice within a broader understanding of historical and contemporary art critique and discourse.

Feedback will also be given to help you track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for each course.

Assessment:

The details of assessment in each course are listed within the Course Guides. Assessment varies between courses and your assessment will include one or more of the following modes:

  • Folio presentation – the presentation of a folio of work that demonstrates practical, theoretical and conceptual outcomes of studio/workshop based assignments/projects and activities
  • Essays – the presentation of ideas and arguments that respond to historical and contemporary art critique and discourse
  • Presentations – oral, written and visual presentations of your ideas and research
  • Progressive review based assessment

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.

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/ students/enrolment/credit/he

 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;

and in addition:

  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

The Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) has work integrated learning (WIL) at the core of its practice.  You will learn by doing in the context of Fine Art with feedback from Academic staff who are practicing industry professionals, peer groups and external industry professionals. The key feature of WIL experiences in BP201 is assessed professional work in a real and / or simulated context in which feedback from clients and others from industry and the community is integral to the experience.

You will receive feedback through a variety of consultations, tutorials, critiques and reviews that encompass a full range of learning and teaching experiences. You will learn the aesthetic, conceptual, technical, perceptual and professional knowledge of the practising professional artist.

All students in BP201 engage in core WIL activities and will also have the opportunity to extend this experience through a variety of Special Industry Projects such as internships, placements and the opportunity to work with visiting artists, curators, historians and writers within the Arts industry and the community. Pease note internships and industry placements are not core courses but are optional.

The work integrated learning courses in this Specialisation (Object based Practice), are the Year 2 and Year 3 Studio Specialisation courses:

VART3446 Composite Materials and Forms:

In this course you will take a research based approach to object making and its related practices by working as a practicing artist in a studio based learning context receiving feedback from industry professionals.                     


VART3448 Practice to Exhibition:

In this course you will engage in the preparation and production of aspects of exhibition and the production of associated publications.

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

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Semester One of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Object, Materials and Process12VART3443City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Studio and Process12VART3461City Campus
Video Art12VART3464City Campus
Surface Investigation12VART3469City Campus
Jewellery Fundamentals12VART3470City Campus
Electronic Imaging12VART3477City Campus
Photographic Screenprinting12VART3478City Campus
Audio Technology 1a12COMM1241City Campus
The Body and Space in Sculpture12VART3485City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Capture, Translate and Synthesise12VART3505City Campus
Ideation for the Object12VART3506City Campus
Hand and Lens12VART3507City Campus
Spatial Practice12VART3508City Campus
Public Art12VART3509City Campus
Internship12VART3510City Campus
AND
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Art History and Theory 112HUSO2186City Campus
 
AND

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Semester Two of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Object Fundamentals12VART3444City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Studio Individual Development12VART3463City Campus
Drawing, Body and Perception12VART3462City Campus
Casting12VART3471City Campus
Moulding Objects12VART3472City Campus
Image: Capture and Workflow12VART3479City Campus
Artist's Books12VART3480City Campus
Audio Technology 1b12COMM2427City Campus
Foundry and Fabrication12VART3486City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Concepts of Representation12VART3493City Campus
How the object talks12VART3496City Campus
Proof and Archive12VART3499City Campus
The object in Sculpture and Sound12VART3502City Campus
AND
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Art History and Theory 212HUSO2213City Campus
 
AND

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Semester Three of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Object and Practice12VART3445City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Studio and Process12VART3461City Campus
Video Art12VART3464City Campus
Studio as Research12VART3465City Campus
Painting Concepts, Abstraction12VART3466City Campus
Surface Investigation12VART3469City Campus
Jewellery Fundamentals12VART3470City Campus
3D Printed Objects12VART3473City Campus
Forming 112VART3474City Campus
Electronic Imaging12VART3477City Campus
Photographic Screenprinting12VART3478City Campus
Photographic Etching12VART3482City Campus
Audio Technology 1a12COMM1241City Campus
The Body and Space in Sculpture12VART3485City Campus
Sound and Vision12VART3487City Campus
Material Thinking12VART3488City Campus
The Photographic Fine Print12VART3481City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Capture, Translate and Synthesise12VART3505City Campus
Ideation for the Object12VART3506City Campus
Hand and Lens12VART3507City Campus
Spatial Practice12VART3508City Campus
Public Art12VART3509City Campus
Internship12VART3510City Campus
AND
{
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Art and Global Cities12HUSO2309City Campus
Art, Music and the Brain12HUSO2322City Campus
Art, Politics and Environment12HUSO2248City Campus
Lens and Screen12HUSO2261City Campus
The Social Role of the Artist12HUSO2244City Campus
Contemporary Asian Art12HUSO2246City Campus
Sound Cultures12HUSO2326City Campus
Art and Psychoanalysis12HUSO2245City Campus
The Body in Art and Thought12HUSO2249City Campus
Theme and Variation: Art Yesterday and Today12HUSO2247City Campus
OR
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Student Elective
}
 
AND

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Semester Four of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Composite Materials and Forms12VART3446City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Studio Individual Development12VART3463City Campus
Drawing, Body and Perception12VART3462City Campus
Studio as Art Practice12VART3467City Campus
Expanded Media Lab12VART3468City Campus
Casting12VART3471City Campus
Moulding Objects12VART3472City Campus
Enamelling12VART3475City Campus
Crafting Porcelian12VART3476City Campus
Image: Capture and Workflow12VART3479City Campus
Artist's Books12VART3480City Campus
Art Online12VART3483City Campus
Print (Re) Generations12VART3484City Campus
Audio Technology 1b12COMM2427City Campus
Foundry and Fabrication12VART3486City Campus
Score and Sound Design12VART3489City Campus
Installation Art12VART3490City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Concepts of Representation12VART3493City Campus
Pop, Trash and Re-Mix12VART3494City Campus
How the object talks12VART3496City Campus
Hybrid Practice: object/design12VART3497City Campus
Proof and Archive12VART3499City Campus
The Print Original Paradox12VART3500City Campus
The object in Sculpture and Sound12VART3502City Campus
Spatial and Sonic Environments12VART3503City Campus
AND
{
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Art and Global Cities12HUSO2309City Campus
Art, Music and the Brain12HUSO2322City Campus
Art, Politics and Environment12HUSO2248City Campus
Lens and Screen12HUSO2261City Campus
The Social Role of the Artist12HUSO2244City Campus
Contemporary Asian Art12HUSO2246City Campus
Makers and Materials12HUSO2321City Campus
Art, Science and Modernity12HUSO2323City Campus
OR
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Student Elective
}
 
AND

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Semester Five of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Making Through Research12VART3447City Campus
AND
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Studio Technologies 112VART3491City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Capture, Translate and Synthesise12VART3505City Campus
Ideation for the Object12VART3506City Campus
Hand and Lens12VART3507City Campus
Spatial Practice12VART3508City Campus
Public Art12VART3509City Campus
Internship12VART3510City Campus
AND
{
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Art and Global Cities12HUSO2309City Campus
Art, Music and the Brain12HUSO2322City Campus
Art, Politics and Environment12HUSO2248City Campus
Lens and Screen12HUSO2261City Campus
The Social Role of the Artist12HUSO2244City Campus
Contemporary Asian Art12HUSO2246City Campus
Sound Cultures12HUSO2326City Campus
Art and Psychoanalysis12HUSO2245City Campus
The Body in Art and Thought12HUSO2249City Campus
Theme and Variation: Art Yesterday and Today12HUSO2247City Campus
OR
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Student Elective
}
 
AND

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Semester Six of the Program

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Practice to Exhibition12VART3448City Campus
AND
Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Advanced Studio Technologies 212VART3492City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Concepts of Representation12VART3493City Campus
Pop, Trash and Re-Mix12VART3494City Campus
Art of Place12VART3495City Campus
How the object talks12VART3496City Campus
Hybrid Practice: object/design12VART3497City Campus
Siting Practice12VART3498City Campus
Proof and Archive12VART3499City Campus
The Print Original Paradox12VART3500City Campus
Applied Print Discourse12VART3501City Campus
The object in Sculpture and Sound12VART3502City Campus
Spatial and Sonic Environments12VART3503City Campus
Performance and Live Art12VART3504City Campus
Studio and Process12VART3461City Campus
Video Art12VART3464City Campus
Surface Investigation12VART3469City Campus
Jewellery Fundamentals12VART3470City Campus
Electronic Imaging12VART3477City Campus
Photographic Screenprinting12VART3478City Campus
Audio Technology 1a12COMM1241City Campus
The Body and Space in Sculpture12VART3485City Campus
Studio Individual Development12VART3463City Campus
Drawing, Body and Perception12VART3462City Campus
Casting12VART3471City Campus
Moulding Objects12VART3472City Campus
Image: Capture and Workflow12VART3479City Campus
Artist's Books12VART3480City Campus
Audio Technology 1b12COMM2427City Campus
Foundry and Fabrication12VART3486City Campus
Studio as Research12VART3465City Campus
Painting Concepts, Abstraction12VART3466City Campus
3D Printed Objects12VART3473City Campus
Forming 112VART3474City Campus
Forming 212VART3602City Campus
Photographic Etching12VART3482City Campus
Sound and Vision12VART3487City Campus
Material Thinking12VART3488City Campus
Studio as Art Practice12VART3467City Campus
Expanded Media Lab12VART3468City Campus
Enamelling12VART3475City Campus
Crafting Porcelian12VART3476City Campus
Art Online12VART3483City Campus
Print (Re) Generations12VART3484City Campus
Score and Sound Design12VART3489City Campus
Installation Art12VART3490City Campus
AND
{
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Art and Global Cities12HUSO2309City Campus
Art, Music and the Brain12HUSO2322City Campus
Art, Politics and Environment12HUSO2248City Campus
Lens and Screen12HUSO2261City Campus
The Social Role of the Artist12HUSO2244City Campus
Contemporary Asian Art12HUSO2246City Campus
Makers and Materials12HUSO2321City Campus
Art, Science and Modernity12HUSO2323City Campus
OR
Select and Complete One (1) Course from any:
University Student Elective
}
 

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Program transition plan

In 2014 the Program Level Outcomes were refreshed and realigned in keeping with the requirements of the AQF and RMIT's Graduate Attributes. As a result, seven course titles were amended to better reflect the content of those courses and one new course was created: 'Forming 2', a new studio technology course in Object-Based Practice.

If you are undertaking a reduced load, are on Leave of Absence (LOA), or have deferred studies you will not be disadvantaged by the change of titles. You will not incur any extra costs or be required to complete extra credit points as a result of these changes.

The table below summarises these title changes and the new course. Course codes remain the same and each course is to be considered equivalent, new for old:

 

PlanOld course titleNew course titleCourse code
PIThe Fine PrintContextualising Print PracticeVART3452
PIThe Digital Fine PrintThe Photographic Fine PrintVART3481
OBPObject, Image and NarrativeCrafting PorcelainVART3476
OBPObject, Materials and Practice Object and PracticeVART3473
OBPRapid Prototyping3D Printed ObjectsVART3514
OBPFormingForming 1VART3474
OBP***new course***Forming 2 VART3602

 

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