Course Title: Fine Art Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fine Art Studio 4

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

VART3619

City Campus

Postgraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Graeve

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 2747

Course Coordinator Email: michael.graeve@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 39.3.7

Course Coordinator Availability: per email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed VART 3622 Fine Art Studio 1, VART 3623 Fine Art Studio 2, VART3624 Fine Art Studio 3 and VART3621 Language of Creative Practice 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

In this capstone course, which is also one of two designated WIL courses for this program, you will finalise a major folio of work across the semester and present this work at a professional standard, to an industry audience. This presentation will be accompanied by a research document in order to provide a critical account of the research project you have formed throughout the program.

 

You will continue to create new work in the studio, deepening and refining your practice as it has developed through the program, with the aim of producing a considered and defined body of work. Your folio of work will evidence a professional standard, supported by the testing and development of industry-appropriate presentation strategies, and the use of curatorial choices in editing the work presented relative to the discipline.

 

Your Studio 4 work and your presentation build on your previous studio courses and are assessed in combination with the research document. The research document builds on the research precis you have developed in the VART3621 Language of Creative Research course, and also on previous studio methodology reports and documentation of artworks. The research document, studio work, and presentation will demonstrate your ability to develop knowledge of your field of practice and your ability to align your studio work with relevant cultural discourses.

 

This course is a designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course. It includes activities in which your knowledge and skills are applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context, and where feedback from industry and/or professional community is integral to the experience. An invited industry reviewer will provide feedback on your professional presentation and research document. Your academic supervisor is a current industry practitioner.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

 

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

 

  • Carry out self-directed studio based learning and independent research to develop your individual art practice and locate your artwork within appropriate contemporary, conceptual and theoretical contexts.

 

  • Test, experiment and explore formal and conceptual issues through individual studio practice.

 

  • Research, analyse and synthesise information and select appropriate methods and resources within your art practice.

 

  • Present a body of artwork that demonstrates a level of technical and conceptual excellence in contemporary art practice.

 

  • 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) Plan and execute a major presentation of artworks intended for an industry audience commensurate with professional art practice.

 

2) Record and document a creative research project using approaches, methods, and materials appropriate to discipline and industry requirements.

 

3. Develop and contextualise your art practice by analytically and reflectively engaging with relevant, specialised knowledge, methodologies, and discourses.

 

4) Integrate prior learning, critical reflection, and feedback in order to build and extend a creative research project within a professional context.


Overview of Learning Activities

This is a studio-based learning course in which you develop your art making, research and presentation skills. You will meet regularly with your academic supervisor, who is a current industry practitioner, for intensive consultations that examine, question and begin to identify the forward trajectory of your work. In addition, you will engage in peer- to-peer dialogue and develop the ability to critically and reflectively evaluate creative outcomes. This occurs through the scheduled teacher-led group critique sessions and individual academic supervision.

 

You will also consolidate your knowledge and practice and consider how it is communicated to an audience. The experience is closely aligned with the processes and practices that are required for a professional presentation of your project.

 

The research document builds on the research precis you have developed in the VART3621 Language of Creative Research course, and also on previous studio methodology reports and documentation of artworks. The research document, studio work, and presentation will demonstrate your ability to develop knowledge of your field of practice and your ability to align your studio work with relevant cultural discourses.

 

This course is a dedicated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course. It includes activities in which your knowledge and skills are applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context, and where feedback from industry and/or professional community is integral to the experience. An invited industry reviewer will provide feedback on the presentation and research document.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice such as workshops, studios, computer labs and study spaces.

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

 

There are no identified additional costs associated with this designated WIL course.

You will be supported by your supervisor in preparing for your WIL activities. Your supervisor is a current industry practitioner.

 

The University Library has extensive resources for School of Art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studiesLibrary Subject Guides

 

An extensive searchable reading list is made available to all enrolled students via Canvas.

 

Additional support for academic writing can be accessed through the RMIT’sStudy & 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 learning outcomes.

Assessment Task 1. Preliminary Research Document (10%)       (CLOs 2, 3, 4)

 

Assessment Task 2. Major Presentation of Artworks (60%) (Work Integrated Learning) (CLOs 1, 3, 4)

 

Assessment Task 3. Final Research Document (approximately 6,000 words) (30%), including:

  • Research Precis
  • Methodology Report and Documentation (CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4)

 

 

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 or via RMIT Connect 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.

 

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.

 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment.