Course Title: Fine Art Studio 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fine Art Studio 3

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Michael Graeve

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 2747

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 039.03.007

Course Coordinator Availability: per email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed VART3623 Fine Art Studio 2 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 course you will develop a substantial project which emerges out of your studio based investigations.

This major project comprises a series of focussed investigations that link to your emergent research foci as articulated through VART3621 Language of Creative Practice.

You will begin to foreground and consider the artwork’s encounter with a public or audience. The parameters of this encounter can include site, venue, scale, material, temporal contingencies, resolution/completion and varieties of maker/audience relationships. These in turn become the ground for experiments that extend the potential of your art practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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
  • 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
  • Engage in autonomous and continuous learning concerning new developments in artistic production and associated discourses.
  • Present a body of artwork that demonstrates a level of technical and conceptual excellence in contemporary art practice.

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

  1. Plan and execute a substantial studio based research project through a series of focussed investigations evident in developing and resolved artworks
  2. Use critical reflection to position your work relative to artistic precedence, theoretical developments and shifting cultural conditions
  3. Evaluate and respond creatively to the variety of conditions that inform audience engagement

Overview of Learning Activities

This is studio-based learning in which you develop your art making, meeting regularly with your academic supervisor 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.

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.

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. 


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:

  • Reflective feedback report, 500-1000 words, plus documentation 10% (LO1, LO2, LO3)
  • Combined Methodology Report, 3000 words, 40% (LO2, LO3)
  • Folio of artworks (documentation) 50% (LO1, LO3)

 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.

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.

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.