School of Art - Flexible Term Courses

Flexible Term Courses are those courses that are outside the standard Semester 1 and 2 dates. These may include the study tours, courses run over semester breaks, or intensives run throughout the year. 

To add a Flexible Term Course in Enrolment Online, choose the 'Additional Term' UGRD flexible term 2023 tab, select 'add classes', then 'class search' if looking for an elective or applicable year level or school option for BP117 students.


For more information about a course, please contact the Studio Lead of the offering studio or the course coordinator if listed.

Please note: although we would like to offer all of the courses below, courses are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.

Course Information

  • Course Coordinator
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  • Students course is open to

Offering Studio & Studio Lead

  • AHTC – Clare McCracken
  • Ceramics – Kris Coad
  • Drawing – Greg Creek
  • Gold & Silversmithing – Mark Edgoose
  • Painting – Peter Ellis
  • Photography (BP117) – Rebecca Nadjowski & Alan Hill
  • Print – Richard Harding & Andrew Gunnell
  • Sculpture – Fleur Summers
  • Video – Greg Creek
  • Program Course – Refer to course
Semester Break Courses

Please be careful, 2020, Sarah Douglass, RMIT Public Art Trail

VART2027 Public Art Projects

  • Martine Corompt
  • 22nd June to the 3rd July 2023
  • 50.01.01
  • Open to all students

This course introduces the practice of art in public spaces. You will explore a range of works created outside the gallery or domestic environment including sculpture, light works, street installation, public painting, performative, social or relational works, virtual projects and art integrated within landscape and the built environment. You will review and critique the role of these works in contributing to ideas of public space. Your investigation and reflections will inform how your work will develop and move into public spaces and inform the development of your projects about and for public space. 

Please find link to the course guide.

*Please note:

The last day to add the course is 24 June, 2023. The census date for this course is 25 June, 2023.

Photography Nicholas Bastin, Kyoto Street, 2018

HUSO1072 Art Global Intensive: Japan

  • Nicholas Bastin & Jazmina Cininas
  • See below
  • Japan (various locations), RMIT City Campus, Building 49, online.
  • Open to BP201 & BP117 students

Dates: 17 May 2023. Pre-tour briefing. Online 
13 June 2023 (TBC). Preliminary bookbinding workshop. RMIT City Campus, Bld. 49 
18 June – 1 July. Art Global Intensive study tour. Japan.
28 July. Assessment. RMIT City Campus. Building 49. 

The Art Global Intensive: Japan 2023 (HUS01072), is an undergraduate University student elective in the form of a two-week study tour of Japan, supplemented by activities on RMIT City Campus either side of the tour. Australian citizens are eligible for up to $3,000 in funding to support their Global Intensive costs. 

Japanese destinations on the Art Global Intensive include: 

  • Outdoor sculpture installations on the Art Islands of Naoshima and Teshima 
  • Traditional and contemporary museums in the historical city of Kyoto 
  • Contemporary art galleries in cosmopolitan Tokyo 
  • The mountain village of Higashichichibu, where you will learn traditional washi papermaking and Mokuhanga wood block printing in workshops by Japanese masters at Washi no Sato.  

    Prior to travel to Japan, there will be an online pre-travel briefing and a face-to-face workshop, during which you will make a travel sketchbook using the Japanese Retchousou binding technique. You will use this portable sketchbook, alongside digital documentation, to record your Japanese experiences and encounters. Assessment tasks include the creation of a travel blog that evaluates and reflects upon your time in Japan, the completed sketchbook, and the production of an original artwork that responds to your cultural, artistic and social experiences of Japan.  

    Please note: If you are interested in the Art Global Intensive you are strongly encouraged to attend an online information session on Wednesday 22 February. Click here to join the meeting. Only students who submit a successful EOI will be able to enrol in this elective. Completed EOIs are DUE Friday 3 March 2023.  

    Please find the EOI form.

    The census date for this course is 22 June, 2023.