Course Title: Art Global Intensive 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Art Global Intensive 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: David Forrest

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3578

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 024:02:02B

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is an intensive study period conducted over approximately two weeks in a specific international destination. You will engage in a diverse selection of activities such as visits to galleries and cultural institutions, attendance at events such as festivals/performances/talks/seminars, and immersion in local arts and culture. You will be encouraged to explore your own particular field of practice or research and to draw on the expertise and perspectives of local professionals you encounter.

By integrating knowledge from the field with established literature and research you will gain a more holistic understanding of your specialist practice and/or research, and a broader understanding of how your knowledge can be practically applied in an increasingly globalised world.

Prior to the departure there will be a series of meetings and administrative tasks to complete. Your full engagement is expected in these tasks.

Please note that course enrolment fees or RMIT Training fees do not include Global Intensive costs. Refer to the Course Coordinator for details of your preferred Intensive including itinerary; travel and accommodation costs; tour costs and deadlines.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is a School of Art postgraduate Program Option course. For further details about this course go to the School of Art Portal postgraduate Program Options site

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

  • Reflect on your own art practice or comprehension of art experiences in relation to the international museums, galleries and individual artists’ studios you visited
  • Identify and analyse the connections between the social/cultural aspects and the art culture of the international destination
  • Synthesise experiential knowledge you gained in the field with established literature and apply new knowledge to inform your individual perspective and practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Class meetings prior to departure:

  • You will engage in meetings specific to your selected Intensive. These will include discussion of the itinerary and suggested cultural sites for group and individual investigation.

Activities during the Intensive:

  • Each Intensive will visit a number of major museums, contemporary galleries, artists’ studios, and attend talks delivered by specialists and authorities working in the arts industry.
  • You will use written journals and visual diaries to develop your self-awareness and ability to think critically about your experiences. You will also engage with your peers in critically reflective discussion of pertinent issues about your experience.
  • Journals may include critical reflections and reviews; or, if visual: drawings, photographs, or collections of materials etc. that relate to your experiences. Staff may suggest a bibliographic reading list as appropriate to your chosen destination and you are encouraged to use this as a foundation for your analysis of your experience. Feedback from academic staff will help you track how your learning is progressing against the specified learning outcomes for this course.

Activities after the Intensive:

  • Completion of assigned assessment tasks. Some Intensives may require the completion of an artwork or folio of images.

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.

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 studies Library 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’s Study & Learning Centre

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course. Assessment may consist of: a reflective written journal, visual diary, a review of an artwork/exhibition/cultural experience, a presentation, a critical essay, or, an illustrated annotated map or mini guidebook. For some Intensives you will be required to create an artwork or folio of images.

Assessment Tasks:

  1. Reflective written/visual journal, 40% (LO1, LO2, LO3)
  2. Critical reviews, or, creation of artwork, 40% (LO1, LO2, LO3)
  3. Critical essay/map or guidebook/presentation, 20% (LO1, LO2, LO3)

Your assessment submission will evidence your learning during and after the Intensive, reflecting on your experience and the relevance to your practice or understanding of your area of interest. The assessment tasks will enable you to record and summarise your experiences, contextualise your understanding of international museums, galleries and individual artist practice, develop your critical observation skills of artworks and make connections between social, cultural and artistic aspects of your international destination.

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 which are available for review online: Assessment and Results

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.