Course Title: Industry Partnered Studio

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Partnered Studio

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Fiona Hillary

Course Coordinator Phone: Please contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: Fiona.hillary@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 050.002

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email requests for an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Depending on the industry partnership / project being undertaken in the course, students may be required to hold a valid Working with Children Check, Police Check, or be immunised, etc. Note: pre-requisites may need to be actioned well before the start of the course. Check with the Course Coordinator for advice before enrolling.


Course Description

In this Program Option industry-partnered course, you will work with people from art/photography industries or related professional fields on real-world, active and/or speculative industry projects. Your learning in this course will be based around focussed projects and outcomes.  

This course offers Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities and assessments designed to facilitate professional networking, industry-aligned skill and knowledge development, career-readiness-building experiences and outcomes, and authentic work engagement.  


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


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

1. Clearly articulate a project overview, including methodology and context.

2. Realise a creative-practice project outcome related to a relevant Industry/professional brief.

3. Engage in reflection and critical dialogue with peers, industry and other stakeholders about the project work.


Overview of Learning Activities

This is a Work Integrated Learning course.

Learning will take place through a range of activities driven by real industry projects and in partnership with current industry practitioners, possibly with community and other relevant stakeholders.

Key learnings, guidance and instruction will be facilitated by your teacher with content, processes and deliverables driven by the expertise industry partner and the needs of the project Assessment is conducted by the teacher and incorporates feedback from the industry partner.

You are expected use this opportunity to build skills, content, material and process knowledge, as well as relationships and networks within the arts, photography and creative industries. You are expected to learn way of working with project briefs, agreements, team approaches to work, and a range of technology and formats.


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 range of facilities across the school to support your area of practice such as workshops, studios, computer labs and study spaces.

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.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

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

You can find WIL advice and information on the student WIL website


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.

As this is a Work Integrated Learning course, at least 50% of your assessment will be authentically WIL

Assessment Tasks:

  1. Project Proposal that responds to an Industry Brief in a format relevant to professional and industry standards / conventions  25%, (CLOs 1)
  2. Creative Response to Industry Brief 50%, (CLOs 2)
  3. Final Report including personal critical reflection on project progress and engagement /feedback form Industry 25%, (CLO 3)

You will receive feedback on your progress from industry and university teachers during the course. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks by your teacher(s).

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, procedures and instructions.