Course Title: Art Global Intensive 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Art Global Intensive 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,

Course Coordinator: Martine Corompt

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2955

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is a global learning experience conducted in an intensive study period during which you will visit galleries, museums, cultural institutions and sites of significance.


The intensives’ activities may include:

  • Visits to key art sites
  • Visits to public, private and community galleries, museum and collections
  • Contemporary art festivals
  • Artist talks and workshops
  • Everyday on-site experiences
  • Technical workshops
  • Collaborations and/or partnered projects


You will direct your own learning in each intensive by identifying and investigating cultural, historical and contemporary aspects of the art world in the region you visit. You will actively engage and reflect on experiential learning activities to inform your own practice or interest in contemporary art and/or creative practice.


Please note that course enrolment fees do not include travel, accommodation or daily costs during the intensive. Refer to the Course Coordinator for details including itinerary; estimated travel and accommodation costs; any associated materials costs and deadlines.

Prior to the departure of there will be a series of meetings and administrative tasks to complete. Your full engagement is expected in these tasks.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following RMIT Capabilities:

  • Employ globally inclusive perspectives and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect. [RMIT Ethical Global Citizens]
  • Utilise self-awareness to reflect on learning and experiences to build transferable skills and grow personally and professionally. [RMIT Adaptive]

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

  1. Apply relevant skills and methods to develop creative works in response to the learning experience of the global intensive.
  2. Observe, gather and document, ideas, information, and resources from your daily experiences and surroundings
  3. Identify and analyse the connections between social and cultural aspects, and the art of the international destination
  4. Critically analyse artworks to make connections between technical, aesthetic and conceptual issues 
  5. Reflect on practical and theoretical concerns surrounding the art world in the international destination you visited, and what it means to be a contemporary ethical visitor.

Overview of Learning Activities

Class meetings prior to departure
You will engage in face to face and/or online meetings specific to your selected study tour. These will include discussion of the itinerary and suggested cultural sites for group and individual investigation. 

Activities during the intensive
Each intensive will visit several major museums, galleries, artists’ studios, workshops and events. There may also be opportunities to attend talks delivered by specialists working in the arts/cultural/creative industries.

You will be required to keep a fieldwork journal that includes written notes, drawings, photographs, collections of materials etc that relate to your experiences.  You will also engage with your peers in critically reflective discussion of pertinent issues about your experience. Staff may suggest a bibliographic reference list as appropriate to your chosen destination and own art practice.

Activities after the intensive
You will be required to create an artwork (or similar creative response) in response to your experiences and learning gained from the intensive. You will compile and document your critical reflections and responses to develop your self-awareness and ability to think critically about your experiences.

Feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes for this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Learning resources may vary due to your chosen destination and will be distributed during meetings and via email prior to departure. 

During the intensive you can expect to access lectures at public museums and commercial galleries, visit to specific sites, discussions with curators, artists cultural representatives and peer groups.

The University Library has extensive resources for art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course. Assessment may consist of a reflective written journal, visual diary, review of an artwork/ exhibition/cultural experience and a summation of your experience. 

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Fieldwork Journal 40%, [CLOs 2,3]

Assessment 2: Creative Work 40% [CLO 1]

Assessment 3: Critical Response Reflection 20% [CLOs 4, 5]

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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: