Course Title: Art Global Intensive 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Art Global Intensive 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art



Course Coordinator: Kit Wise and Shane Hulbert

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5343

Course Coordinator Email: &

Course Coordinator Location: Building 24 & Building 6

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is delivered as a study tour conducted during an intensive period (up to two weeks depending on the destination) The course is designed to enable you to further your artistic knowledge, skills and practice.

You will visit significant art festivals, galleries, museums, cultural institutions, places of cultural significance and/or events internationally or within Australia.  You will direct your own learning through an immersive art experience in a location outside RMIT University. This will be an incubator experience where you will identify and investigate particular cultural, historical and contemporary aspects of the art practice and/or the art-world in the place you visit. Your knowledge and personal meaning will be fostered through active engagement and reflection on experiential learning activities to deepen your art practice.

Please note that course enrolment fees or RMIT Training fees do not include tour costs. Refer to the Course Coordinator for details of your preferred tour including itinerary; travel and accommodation costs; tour costs and deadlines.
Prior to the departure of each tour there will be a series of meetings and administrative tasks to complete. Your full engagement is expected in these tasks.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The objective of the Art Global Intensive course is to provide you with a first-hand, on-site learning and research opportunity that can assist the development of a more informed, global perspective of your field of practice.

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

  • Critically reflect on your own art practice in relation to the particular cultural, historical and contemporary aspects of the art-world in the place you visit
  • Identify and analyse the connections between social and cultural aspects and the art culture of the international destination
  • Critically observe and document artworks and articulate the technical, aesthetic and conceptual concerns of the cultural context of the place you visit
  • Reflect on practical and theoretical concerns surrounding the art world in the international destination you visit and apply these, where appropriate, to your own practice

Overview of Learning Activities

Class meetings prior to departure

You will engage in face-to-face and/or online meetings and/or lectures specific to your destination. These will include discussion of the itinerary, an introduction to the history and culture of the destination, and suggested historical and cultural sites for group and individual investigation.

Activities during the Global Intensive

  • You will visit places of cultural and artistic significance and attend talks delivered by specialists and authorities working in the local arts context of the place you visit.
  • You will use written journals and visual diaries to develop your self-awareness and ability to think critically about your experiences. This may include drawings, photographs, collections of materials etc that relate to your experiences.
  • You will engage with your peers in critically reflective discussion of pertinent issues about your experience.
  • Staff may suggest a bibliographic reading list as appropriate to your chosen destination and own art practice.

Activities after the Global Intensive

You will be required to create an artwork(s) in response to your experiences and learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer including books, journal articles, and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Learning resources may vary due to your destination and will be distributed during meetings and via email prior to departure.

While on the Experience, you can expect to access lectures at public museums and commercial galleries, tours of cultural sites, discussions with curators, artists and peers groups.

The University Library has extensive resources for art students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course. Depending on your global intensive destination assessment may consist of: a reflective written journal; visual diary; a review of an artwork/ exhibition/cultural experience; a brief presentation; an essay; an illustrated annotated map; or a mini guidebook. These tasks will be submitted as follows:

  1. Documentation Journal or Mini Guidebook: 30% LO 2, 3. 4
  2. Critical Reflections: 20% LO 1, 2, 3, 4
  3. Critical Essay or Creative Response: 50% LO 1, 2, 3, 4

Your assessment submission will evidence your learning during and after the tour, reflecting on your experience and the relevance to your practice or understanding of your area of study. The assessment tasks will enable you to record and summarize your experiences, develop your critical observation skills, and contextualize and make connections between the social, historic, cultural and artistic aspects of your international destination.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks and you are encouraged to commence them whilst on tour.

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: