Course Title: Creating your Appropriate Durable Record

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Creating your Appropriate Durable Record

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Graeve

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 2747

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 39.3.7

Course Coordinator Availability: per email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities







Pre & Co requisites:



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Course Description

In this course, you will work with your supervisor to resolve your Appropriate Durable Record (ADR) for submission to an external examiner for the capstone event of your program - the presentation of your work to an industry assessor. There are two elements to this: the exhibition, covered by Studio 4: Resolutions Beginnings - and submission of your ADR to an external examiner, covered in Creating your ADR. Having created a draft of the ADR in your previous semester the final drafts go through several levels of refinement to prepare it for final assessment and subsequent publishing. Expressing yourself in the language of research is a particular skill, which takes time and practice to acquire, and this course provides the necessary time and feedback to get it right. The ADR is the result of creative research and so you will find the most appropriate means to document that work - this can be a creative task all its own!

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Analyse and evaluate global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts that may inform your art practice.
  • Research, analyse and synthesise information and select appropriate methods and resources within your art practice.
  • Produce and participate in discourse and scholarship that is globally informed, culturally and socially aware, ethical and respecting of difference and diversity.
  • Engage in autonomous and continuous learning concerning new developments in artistic production and associated discourses.

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

  1. Edit and refine the theoretical arguments that underpin your artwork.
  2. Create an appropriate durable record of your creative research for print and online access.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will work individually with your supervisor across several sessions to refine the draft of your ADR for submission.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students are able to make use of the online and hardcopy ADRs that are archived from previous MFA graduates.

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

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 MFA has an extensive searchable reading list, which is made available to all enrolled students.

Additional support for academic writing can be accessed through the RMIT’s Study & Learning Centre [].

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include:

  • Draft of your complete ADR mid-semester 10%
  • A completed ADR for external assessment (Research Precis 50%, Annotated Methodology 40%)

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: