Course Title: Sculpture Advanced Studio 3A1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sculpture Advanced Studio 3A1

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010


Hong Kong Arts Centre


340H Art


Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 1 11

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kevin White

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2517

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 2.B.9

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are required to have significant studio experience (192 credit points within BP201) prior to enrolling in Advanced Studio.

Course Description

In Sculpture Advanced Studio 3A1 students are given the opportunity to extend upon aspects of previous studio courses. Students negotiate a studio proposal with their lecturer focused around achieving specific material and conceptual objectives. A student’s course of study is structured around developmental supervision on a one to one basis with their lecturer as well as undergoing constructive and critical analysis in a forum context with other staff and students. Students are able to develop material skills, reflexive and research facilities in specialised aspects of their practice, facilitating transition to self-supervised art practice and/or post graduate research.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

During their course of study in Sculpture Advanced Studio students will develop the ability to: 

• Plan and develop projects relevant to their area of interest. 

• Identify and develop meaningful conceptual frameworks and cultural reference points for their studio practice. 

• Analyse the development of their project(s) to refine strategies and techniques. 

• Apply the outcomes of their research to develop expansive and critical studio methodologies.

Explore and develop personal ideas into a body of print based works.
Write a project proposal with a conceptual and technical premise
Develop professional practice skills such durable visual documentation, artist statements, bio notes etc.
Collect and collate digital and hard copy documentation for a professional practice folder as an ongoing resource.
Discuss and apply theories, philosophies with art practice.
Examine and critique art works using appropriate language.

Overview of Learning Activities

In consultation with their supervising lecturer students formulate a studio proposal. From this proposal key technical and conceptual milestones are identified and placed within a time line for the project’s successful completion and a plan is developed to facilitate these objectives.
Students are instructed in skills as dictated by the parameters of the studio proposal, directed to appropriate resources and encouraged to undertake independent research in the area suggested by the focus of their project. All aspects of the project are reviewed and may be refined over the course of the semester.
Other learning activities include: trial exhibition installation, student presentations, individual tutorials, group feedback sessions and a comprehensive process journal.

Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to a supplied reference bibliography, students resource specific texts and technical workshops as well as artist’s talks and visiting contemporary exhibitions. Students will require familiarity with Blackboard, the RMIT on-line learning application and RMIT library research facilities

Overview of Assessment

Students will be expected to submit a completed project at the end of semester and give a detailed account of their methodology and it’s conceptual and thematic underpinning. The project is reviewed throughout the course of the semester; taking in all phases of the projects proposal, development, execution, and completion. Learning will be demonstrated in this course by participation in group feedback sessions, student self-feedback and through folio submissions. Assessment of all folio work is by a panel including the lecturer and studio coordinator.