Course Title: Honours Fine Art Studio 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Fine Art Studio 1

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

This course is the research course in Semester One, and the core outcome of this course will be a body of work in progress evidencing an in-depth engagement with practice-led-research. 


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Dr Laresa Kosloff

Course Coordinator Phone: Please email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 6, Level 3

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This studio-based course facilitates the practical experimentation of your Honours project. The development of your project will be primarily supported through individual supervision, providing direction, support and advice to assist you in extending your ideas and methods through self-guided, practice-led-research. The relationship between you and your supervisor is a critical part of the Honours experience and the major learning focus for this course.

The course of study will consist of an approved individual program of practice-led-research, captured and outlined in a work proposal which you will develop in consultation with academic staff. You will receive feedback and critique on your work from peers and lecturers that will inform and progress your individual studio work.

If you are enrolled in this course as a component of your Bachelor Honours Program, your overall mark will contribute to the calculation of the weighted average mark (WAM).   See the WAM information web page for more information.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following BH052 program learning outcomes: 

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge to undertake and initiate independent research as an integral part of your professional and artistic development and communicate research outcomes to a variety of audiences
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on your arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
  • Construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural industries as an active participant and in preparation for further study
  • Initiate and pursue studies in directions which inform and further professional and creative growth and catalyse invention, innovation and refinement of personal work to established industry standards
  • Work autonomously and with others with the ability to apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • Develop and implement a vision and philosophy of practice through global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts to contribute to the positive development of culture.

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

  • Work with specialist skills in one, or a combination, of studio disciplines.
  • Analyse and reflect on the development of your projects to refine strategies and techniques.
  • Identify and apply specialised methods of making related to your specific projects.
  • Connect and reflect on relationships between theory and practice as they apply in your own work.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will take place through individual supervision, as well as through access to online materials, feedback sessions and readings. 

In consultation with your supervisor, you will develop an individual program of practice-led work. 

Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice, from painting/drawing/installation studios, light fabrication workshops, AV studios, computer labs, , ceramic/gold and silversmithing/sculpture workshops, AV recording and sound equipment, large format photo printing facilities, and printmaking studios.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website. 

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, go to RMIT library Art guide


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a body of creative works both in progress and resolved at the end of semester. You will also submit an Archived Record consisting of material that reveals the research behind the creative works, including your methodology and its conceptual and thematic underpinning. You will receive formal and formative feedback during semester to guide you in your research and progress towards assessment. Assessment occurs through a formal presentation of the research and research contexts. 

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes through the following assignments: 

Assessment Tasks

  1. Creative works in progress (ungraded feedback) LO1, LO2, LO3
  2. Creative works resolved or completed 80% LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4
  3. Archived Records 20% LO2, LO4

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
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Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension or special consideration will be penalised as follows:
• Completed work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day
• Work submitted after day 7 will not be assessed
• Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty

How the penalty is calculated:
Example - Work is submitted 6 days late, incurring a penalty of 30% (6 x 5% = 30%).
• The submission receives a result of 60 out of 100. 60 - 30% = 42.
• The numerical result for that assessment submission is modified from 60 to 42.
• The result of 42 is used to calculate the final grade for the course.