Course Title: Applied Industry Engagement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Applied Industry Engagement

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Alison Bennett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 6.03.012

Course Coordinator Availability: Office hours, by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course explores ways to engage with expanded notions of industry for creative practitioners. You will interact with a variety of voices and positions from within the art, photography and wider creative industries to contribute to your evolving relationship to professional practice.

Drawing on expertise from arts industry professionals including practicing artists and commercial photographers, curators, gallerists (including public, commercial and artist-run initiatives), theorists, critics, gallery/museum administrators and simulated clients, this course will expose you to the broad range of possibilities available to you as an arts practitioner.
This course includes work integrated learning experiences 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

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:
1. Identify, profile and critically discuss a range of established and emerging creative industries
2. Explore expanded industry possibilities and evaluate their usefulness for your creative practice and their contributions to cultural, social and political spheres of contemporary creative practice
3. Professionally engage and creatively respond to client driven or self-directed industry projects

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include a combination of lectures, masterclasses, seminars, tutorials, supervision, student presentations, studio/industry visits, field trips and/or industry projects.

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

Assessment for this course will be through the development of a journal and visual responses to specific tasks as determined by your collaborative projects.

Assessment Tasks include:
1. Creative Practitioner Profile 20% LO1, LO2
2. Critically Reflective Report on Creative Industries 30% LO1, LO2
3. Industry Engagement Project 50% LO2, LO3

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.

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.