Course Title: Fine Art Studio 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fine Art Studio 4

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 3 VART 3646.

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

Course Description

In second year, semester two, you will establish a more substantial, independent studio practice and diversify your options. You will experiment with forms and processes to explore the language of materials in ways that expand, transform and deepen your personal approach to making art. You will build on past experience by synthesizing and applying new information to develop appropriate ways of selecting concepts, materials and/or processes for making works. The objectives of this course are to produce a resolved body of work including appropriate support materials and research that establishes the social and cultural framework for an individual and contemporary art practice.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following capabilities:

• Acquire knowledge of creative practice and theory and their applications to fine art

• Effectively communicate through artistic production across a range of media and studio methods with awareness of local and global contexts

• Invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically reflective arts practice, to build a career in the cultural and creative industries

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

  1. Establish and persist with a sustained studio practice by transforming materials and concepts in ways that lead to resolved artworks (WIL)
  2. Document material/ technical processes and reflect on how they influence / change / enhance / augment / galvanise your work
  3. Engage in a exhibition/presentation project (WIL)
  4. Critically reflect on your own work and the work of your peers in a collaborative project

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. 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 feedback sessions with academic staff and your peers. Feedback 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 be given 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.Folio & presentation of resolved studio practice works (WIL) 50 % LO1

2. Folio of research, developmental and support materials 30 % LO2

3. Exhibition Project (WIL) 20 % LO3, LO4, LO5

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: