Course Title: Fine Art Studio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fine Art Studio 2

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

For further information regarding the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Melbourne, please contact:
Program Manager: Dr Martine Corompt

For further information regarding the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Hong Kong, please contact:
Hong Kong Program Lead: Dr Drew Pettifer


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr Martine Corompt

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2955

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 006.03.016-1

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of Fine Art Studio 1 VART 3644.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills before you start this course.

Course Description

This is a vertical studio, in first year, semester two. You will develop a broad range of material processes and skills relevant to your individual studio practice. The course is structured around developmental projects that utilise art-making strategies that are expansive and adaptable.

The aim of this course is to critically reflect upon strategies of studio practice and constructions of meaning to help inform your studio practice. You will create a range of experimental investigations that lead to a range of art works that demonstrate the initiation of an individual Fine Art practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • Acquire knowledge of creative practice and theory and their applications to fine art
  • Effective communication through artistic production across a range of media and studio methods with awareness of and sensitivity to local and global contexts

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

  1. Expand and translate concepts, materials and technologies using a diverse range of methods to create resolved work
  2. Demonstrate the links between preliminary and resolved artworks through a range of documentation processes, trials/tests and artworks
  3. Work independently and/or collaboratively in response to projects and/or self-directed works
  4. Discuss and critique your own work and the work of others

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will engage with the studio as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry. It is studio based which means your learning will be activated through experimenting, exploring, composing, texting, envisioning, observing, and playing with a range of materials and art making processes to initiate a studio practice.

There will be opportunities for you to learn through making works, experimenting with materials, practice based research, workshops, presentations demonstrations, lectorials, gallery and site visits, reflective writing, group discussions, consultations on your studio work and occupational health and safety demonstrations.

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations and tutorials on your studio work. You will also have access to online materials, instructional tutorials, readings and interviews with artists through Canvas and the

You will present your work in a series of open critique sessions with academic staff and your peers. Critique sessions are designed to support the resolution of your artwork, as well as to facilitate the development of your ability to analyse and interpret art works.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will have access to a studio space for the development of your artworks as well as access to studio technicians. You will also have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice including light fabrication workshops, AV studios, computer labs, AV recording equipment, ceramics and gold and silver-smithing studios, large format photo printing facilities, and printmaking studios. RMIT will also provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for fine art students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources specifically for your fine art studies

The Library also provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians. See the following link for details


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

You will be given feedback on all your assessment tasks.

1) Exhibition critique 10% (week 4) LO4

2) Expanded and diverse developmental support material 40% LO2, LO3

3) Folio of resolved artworks 40% LO1, LO2, LO3

4) Feedback and reflection 10% LO4

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 Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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