Course Title: Open Project Intensive

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Open Project Intensive

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Coordinator: David Forrest

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this open project intensive course, you will produce a resolved project including appropriate support materials and research that establishes the social and cultural framework for your practice. You will develop appropriate ways of selecting concepts, materials and/or processes for making creative work. Undertaking developmental projects that utilise expansive and adaptable strategies you will have the opportunity to develop as a critically reflective practitioner. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Use creativity and critical thinking skills to identify, innovate and solve problems in diverse contexts within your discipline.
  2. Apply specialised theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to broaden the scope of your emerging creative practice or future study.
  3. Formulate, articulate and justify the formal, material, conceptual and presentation strategies used in your creative practice.
  4. Explore and trial new theories of practice whilst expanding and translating concepts, materials and technologies via a diverse range of methods to create resolved work.
  5. Discuss and critically reflect upon your work and work of others applying a global contemporary creative arts perspective.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage with the Open Project Intensive as a process of creation and as a site of practice and enquiry.  The project will be presented through a variety of activities including, where appropriate, workshops, experimentation, lectures, critical analysis, discussion, practice, fieldwork and/or site-specific projects (either on or off-shore), presentation and reflection. Depending upon your project, learning activities may occur offshore.  

You will define, research, document and present your ideas in consultation with academic staff and/or professionals in the field.  

You may work collaboratively and/or individually in order to respond to the identified project and assessment tasks. 

You will receive verbal and/or written feedback from academic staff and peers through a variety of consultations, critique, and tutorials, which are designed to support the resolution of your final project and facilitate the development of your ability to give and receive feedback. 

Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will also have access to a range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice.

The University Library has extensive resources for all students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the MyRMIT student portal. 

You will also have access to online materials, instructional tutorials, and readings through Canvas and the

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Your assessment tasks will be tailored to meet the learning needs of your discreet year level and the condensed timeframe in which this intensive course occurs.


  1. Folio of Resolved Works 50% LO 1, 2, 4
  2. Folio of Research Material 30% LO 1, 2, 4
  3. Critical Reflection and Articulation of Practice 20% LO 3, 5

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures.