Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) has a two stage enrolment process for Workshops 2 - 5.
- Stage 1: Students enrol via Enrolment Online into Workshop course codes.
- Stage 2: Students submit Workshop preferences through myTimetable.
Workshops for second and third year are are offered under the following course codes in semester 1:
- Workshop 3 VART 3651 - 2nd year students
- Workshop 5 VART 3653 - 3rd year students
- Workshop classes are 12 credit point courses and require 3 contact hours per week + associated learner directed hours.
- You cannot repeat any class in your preference lists.
- Although we would like to offer all of the Workshop options below, classes are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.
- Refer to RMIT Timetable website for deadlines and details around preference process.
Offering Studio & Studio Lead/Coordinator
In this course you will develop practical skills across a range of processes and materials commonly used in sculptural practice in the bronze foundry. You will be introduced to methods and materials involved in lost wax casting in order to make small bronze works. This method involves the completion of a series of steps from wax modelling, plaster and sand investments, melting and pouring bronze, finishing and patination. You will undertake these steps in sequence and as a group and this will require hands-on attendance at all classes. The course is mainly practical but with appropriate tutorial presentations covering theoretical and relevant historical background.
Drawing & Body
In this workshop course you will explore drawing techniques of the body and approaches to perceiving and expressing the body in space, the body as vessel, sign and as site of meaning. It includes life drawing and general drawing approaches, as well as ideas of embodiment and experience.
You will investigate thematic and self-directed projects addressing self and personal vision within your emerging art practice through drawing and related practices that are relevant to a range of areas of study.
Drawing Concepts & Fieldwork
In this workshop course you will explore uses of drawing relevant in contemporary art practice ranging across picture making and narrative, fieldwork and environment, embodied, situated knowing and social practices.
You will investigate thematic and self-directed projects that extend the consequences of drawing for your emerging practice developing your formal and conceptual understanding of drawing as a mode and tool of enquiry, research, collaboration and expression.
Experimental Clay Materiality
An experimental approach to key ceramic materials in glaze formulation and their role in the development of unique surfaces. How extraneous factors such as found materials, kiln atmosphere, clay bodies and methods of application can promote unexpected outcomes.
Metal Malleability and Form
Painting: Contemporary Practices
Photographic Etching: From unique to multiple
Projection Light and Optics
Video & Sound Workshop 1
This is a first year workshop open to second and third year students. This course will introduce you to the techniques of Video & Sound. You will engage with processes, tools, technologies and materials and focus on acquiring the skills required to make time-based art works. This workshop will inform your practical studio investigations through a series of projects. You will also develop capacities to critically reflect upon, analyse and apply the technologies and processes within your specialised studio by considering the fundamental principles and elements of art.