Course Title: Honours Fine Art Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Honours Fine Art Studio 2

Credit Points: 24.00


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 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2022

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

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed
VART3021 Honours Fine Art Studio 1
before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Course Description

This course facilitates the completion of your Honours year and runs concurrently with Praxis and Resolution (VART3023).  Honours Fine Art Studio 2 emphasises the establishment of a professional and independent practice as you resolve your project and realise the presentation of your final major work.  

You will learn to present your final artworks using informed methods of installation, display, performance and/or exhibition and demonstrate your capacity to integrate the conceptual and technical. These will be the works that celebrate the completion of your Honours project.  

Your supervisor will provide guidance in the progress and completion of these creative works, which should be documented and archived. 

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
  • 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
  • Initiate and pursue studies in directions which inform and further individual professional and creative growth and catalyse invention, innovation and refinement of personal work
  • Work autonomously 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 art as a profession, contributing to the positive development of culture in both local and international contexts.

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

  1. Engage with and sustain a professional and specialised studio practice
  2. Connect and reflect on relationships between theory and practice
  3. Identify appropriate presentation strategies for the ongoing public presentation of your realised work at a professional level
  4. Establish and develop practical and conceptual skills for an independent and professional art career

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be supported in developing the skills to complete your research project via activities focussed on studio practice and critique and planning a final presentation of your creative work. You will be encouraged to self-direct your project and will be supported to find the appropriate resources to undertake independent research in the area suggested by the focus of your work.  

Feedback and reviews will allow you to refine all aspects of your project over the course of the semester. Individual consultations with your supervisor will help you to develop and finalise the completed body of work for your project.  

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 

Overview of Learning Resources

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

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, painting/drawing studios, ceramic/gold and silversmithing/sculpture workshops, computer labs, 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 such as Canvas. 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 assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and your development against the program learning outcomes. 

Assessment for this course will culminate in the submission of your completed studio centred research outcomes. 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment Task 1: Creative Works –completion & resolution, 80% 
CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4 

Assessment Task 2: Presentation of Final Works, 20% 
CLOs: 3 

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.

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.