Course Title: Art 3: History+Theory+Cultures

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Art 3: History+Theory+Cultures

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

For further information regarding the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Melbourne, please contact:
Program Manager: Dr Martine Corompt
martine.corompt@rmit.edu.au

For further information regarding the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Hong Kong, please contact:
Hong Kong Program Lead: Dr Drew Pettifer
drew.pettifer@rmit.edu.au


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2403

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

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

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2403

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (AH3),

UGRDFx2019 (All)

HUSO2403

City Campus

Undergraduate

340H Art

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ART3)

Course Coordinator: Dr Martine Corompt

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2955

Course Coordinator Email: martine.corompt@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B006.03.016-1

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ART 1: History+Theory+Cultures or ART 2: History+Theory+Cultures or equivalent


Course Description

ART 3 provides an advanced conceptual, historical and theoretical framework for the study of art. It builds on previous knowledge and skills and applies it to a specialized topic/theme to help you critically analyse, contextualise, research, communicate and consolidate your knowledge of art.

In this course you will identify and critically analyse a range of artists, ideas, practices, theoretical texts, and historical precedents relevant to contemporary art. In ART3 you will have opportunities to develop specialised knowledge about particular cultural, theoretical and historical contexts that have given rise to and influenced art.

This course will focus on specialised topics/themes considered relevant to contemporary art practice and discourse. You will select one course from a range of offerings each semester


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Acquire knowledge of creative practice and theory and their applications to fine art
  • Critically examine global, social, cultural, environmental and historical knowledge and contexts to inform your art practice
  • Form, develop and invent and vision and philosophy of art in which to base your professional practice or future study


Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and critically analyse concepts, practices, theories and histories in art
  2. Identify and discuss the cultural and historical contexts that have given rise to and influenced art production and reception
  3. Engage in independent research and use appropriate citation in writing and presentations
  4. Apply and present knowledge and research through writing and oral activities using appropriate terminology


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will explore a range of artists and their work. Lectorials will present the theoretical, critical and historical contexts for the creation, reception and understanding of art and culture. You will be encouraged to actively participate in discussions of a range of relevant topics and critical texts, and to apply these to your own studio practice. Tutorials will provide a supportive environment to facilitate your own independent and critically informed research, discussion, writing and presentation of materials relevant to the topic.

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials on your work. You will also have access to online materials, instructional tutorials, and readings through CANVAS and the https://artschoolportal.com


Overview of Learning Resources

A wide range of art examples will be presented in lectorials and tutorials. Recordings and copies of lectorial slides will be posted on Canvas.

Core readings, additional information and guides about essay writing, research and referencing will also be posted on the Canvas.

To access this go to myRMIT at: www.rmit.edu.au/students and log in.

A reading list is available on Canvas with a list of suggested texts for starting your research for assignments.

Research Resources

Students are strongly advised to make use of the online books and journals available through the RMIT university library.

A subject guide with links to relevant resources, including referencing and citation help has been created by the RMIT Library specifically for History + Theory + Cultures students. For more information visit: https://rmit.libguides.com/history-plus-theory-plus-cultures. On this page you will find a link to a class specific subject guides, which provide recommendations for relevant research sources.

Referencing and Citation

Lectorials and tutorials will provide an introduction to correct referencing techniques and writing skills for assignments. You are strongly encouraged to seek assistance with your referencing and citation from your tutor and/or the Course Coordinator.

Additional online advice and activities are available to help you cite and quote your sources correctly, and avoid plagiarism. If you have not already done so, we suggest you work through the activities on the RMIT Study and Learning Centre Learning Lab website https://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/content/referencing

RMIT also has an online guide with examples of how to cite different source material:

http://www.lib.rmit.edu.au/easy-cite/

Study and Writing Support

RMIT has developed a number of online resources that are available for Melbourne and Hong Kong students to use. Visit the Learning Lab for more information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab

Technical Support for Online/Canvas Access

If you have trouble accessing Canvas or downloading materials please contact RMIT Information Technology for help and support (online): https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/it-services-for-students


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 through the following assignments:

There will be two summative assessment tasks for this course:

  1. Research presentation  50%: 1000-1200 words or equivalent - this may be a written, verbal or online presentation. (LO1, LO3, LO4)
  2. Written paper (this could be an essay, discussion or critical reflection) 50%: 1800-2000 words (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4)

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. 

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.