Course Title: Projects and Exhibition

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Projects and Exhibition

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3442

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

VART3538

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3538

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22018 (HA32)

VART3538

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22019 (All)

VART3538

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

OFFSe22020 (HA32)

Course Coordinator: Dr Rhett D'Costa

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2970

Course Coordinator Email: rhett.dcosta@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Melbourne Campus, bld2, level 3, room 09

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART 3441 Studio Projects.


Course Description

This course focuses on individual development and expression at an advanced level of expertise extending upon the research themes and methods introduced in VART 3441 Studio Projects. Your methodological and conceptual concerns are clarified and resolved through studio investigation.

You will finalise your studio proposal with appropriate documentation, and align your aims with the realisation and exhibition of an individual studio project. You will participate in individual and group tutorials and in trial installations of work. You will engage in the preparation and production of aspects of exhibition and the production of associated publications. Studio work is complemented by lectures, films, seminars, gallery visits and professional practice.

This is a work integrated learning (WIL) course. The key feature of WIL courses is that learning experiences simulate the working life of professional practitioners. As such this course introduces you to a research based approach to object making and its related practices by working as a practicing artist in a studio based learning context.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
  • effectively communicate via artistic production in a range of media and modes with awareness of and sensitivity to a range of local and global contexts and cultures
  • develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
  • develop individual and collaborative modes of working and apply skills in teamwork, leadership and self-management
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural and creative industries
  • form, 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


Learning Outcomes

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

  • practice in a selected area of fine art to a professional level
  • apply analytical and critical research skills to processes of self initiated learning and its application within professional practice
  • design a studio method and research appropriate cultural reference points relevant to your formal and conceptual aims
  • write a studio proposal in consultation with academic staff that is appropriately referenced and internationally contextualised
  • prepare resolved work for public exhibition and associated publications
  • critically reflect on your work and the work of others produced within this course


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning experience in this course involves attendance and participation in one intensive seminar at the commencement of the course and face to face learning throughout the semester.

 

In this course you will engage with the studio as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry. It is studio based which means your learning is activated through experimenting, exploring, testing, envisioning, observing, and playing with a range of materials and art making processes and methods in a studio environment to develop you as an art practitioner.

 

You will engage in a range of learning activities such as making works, experimenting with materials, practice based research, workshops, presentations, demonstrations, lectorials, gallery and site visits, reflective writing, group discussions, consultations on your studio work and occupational health and safety demonstrations.

 

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials. This feedback will help you to track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes and capabilities for this course. In classes you will engage in critical reflection and reviews.

Detailed learning schedules, lesson plans and work proposal guidelines and project outlines for both the intensive week and regular weeks will be provided to students in advance of classes either electronically online or through student email.

 


Overview of Learning Resources

Melbourne Campus

RMIT University will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online and hardcopy resources through RMIT University Library and the Learning Lab, via myRMIT

 

RMIT University is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. Professional studio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.

Hong Kong Campus
Hong Kong Art School will provide you with a range of resources and tools to engage in this course, including studio and workshop facilities, online systems and professional equipment specific to your studio area. A selected range of supplies are available, as well as support from technical staff. You will also have access to a wide range of online resources through RMIT University Library.
Hong Kong Art School is in close proximity to a broad range of galleries and cultural venues which you will be expected to visit as part of your course. tudio specific workshops, labs and suppliers are also readily accessible.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the programme capabilities. The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment. It may consist of a range of works and/or presentation that either respond to a project outline or are self-directed and will be assessed by academic staff.

Assessment will occur for both the intensive and regular teaching weeks. Assessment for Intensive seminar will be formative. Your assessment for regular weeks will form 100% of your summative assessment.

In this course you will create, process, research, analyse and engage with art practice, peers, ideas and industry. Learning is demonstrated through evidence of production and acquisition of capabilities evidenced through Work Integrated learning (WIL), participation in (WIL) feedback sessions, student self-feedback and submission of your artwork for feedback assessment during the semester and assessment at the conclusion of the teaching period.

Your assessment tasks for regular weeks teaching will include:

Folio and Presentation of resolved artworks 40%
(Create, Process, Research, Analyse, Engage)
Through your artwork you should successfully demonstrate a capacity to:
• Express conceptual ideas and embodied knowledge
• Effectively communicate via artistic production
• Work independently in response to self-initiated projects
• Demonstrate the relationship between preliminary and resolved artworks
• Produce resolved artwork using industry standards

Research journal, documentation, and support materials 40%
(Create, Process, Research, Analyse)
Through process and developmental materials, trials and tests, your Journal and records of practice you should successfully demonstrate a capacity to:
• Research and document material and technical processes that have informed your work and reflect on how they suggest new possibilities for its development
• Link conceptual ideas to the use of studio practice, technologies and industry standard exhibition practice
• Identify local and international artistic and cultural influences in your work enabling you to contextualise the field of practice
• produce support material using industry standards

Studio Work Proposal 10%
You should demonstrate a capacity to:
• Initiate a written Studio Project Work Proposal that articulates a contextual focus and intent to your Studio Project
• Include your ways of working and relevant outcomes
• Compile a preliminary bibliography of texts, artist’s, artworks and films or other documents that appropriately contextualise your Studio Project

Feedback and Reflection 10%
(Process, Analyse, Engage)
Through feedback forms, your studio journals and files, group tutorials, dialogue & analysis and peer-to-peer feedback you should successfully demonstrate a capacity to:
• Discuss and critique your own work and the work of others using appropriate industry conventions
• Identify, transcribe and analyse feedback from arts industry lecturers and peers
• Show how this feedback has been responded to through the making process

Your assessment tasks for the intensive seminar  will include:

 Draft Studio Work Proposal & Annotated bibliography. You should demonstrate a capacity to:

-Initiate a written Studio Project Work Proposal that articulates a contextual focus and intent to your Studio Project
-Include your ways of working and relevant outcomes
•-Compile a preliminary annotated bibliography of texts, artist’s, artworks and films or other documents that appropriately contextualise your Studio Project. An annotated bibliography is a list of sources with brief annotations that summarise, evaluate and state the relevance of the sources. An annotated bibliography/references list takes the same form as a regular bibliography/reference list, but includes extra information that demonstrates you have critically evaluated your sources.  

 

Detailed Assessment tasks and dates for assessment submissions will be provided for students through the online system and/or through student email. At the conclusion of assessments, an assessment feedback rubric will be provided for each student through the online system.

 

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 Studio Coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more. < http://www1.rmit.edu.au/disability>

You can find a short guide to these avenues with links to relevant documents on the RMIT page: Assessment Forms http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/forms/assessment

Use the form: Application for extension of time for submission of assessable work <http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf> to apply for an extension of seven or fewer days from the original due date for submission of assignments, projects, or essays. This form can be lodged electronically (emailed to your Offering Coordinator) no later than one working day before the original submission due date.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

RMIT’s Assessment policy <http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1> outlines your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your lecturers. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures.

Penalties for late submission: (See details above for avenues for extension or special consideration.)

Late submission of assessment tasks will be penalised as follows:
For assessment tasks 1 to 5 days late, a penalty of 10% (of total available marks) per day
For assessment tasks more than 5 days late, a student will only be eligible for a Pass (PA) or Fail (NN)

Weekend days (Saturday and Sunday) are considered when counting late submissions.

 

Course grades available:
HD High distinction (80 – 100)
DI Distinction (70 – 79)
CR Credit (60 – 69)
PA Pass (50 – 59)
NN Fail (0 –