Creative Enquiry 2D

Course code AART1230
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Using Critical Studies as a conceptual frame, and drawing as an integral language and a research methodology, this course is a structured enquiry into the expressive potential of two-dimensional (2D) creativity. The course introduces a basic range of materials and processes in drawing, painting or printmaking, highlighting the significance of 2D practices. This foundation experience embraces cultural, historical, contemporary, theoretical and conceptual dimensions of these art forms.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Create, from a variety of materials and by a variety of means, basic 2D forms in response to the project briefs.

2. Employ tools and materials in a confident, competent and safe manner while engaged in 2D processes both in tutorials and independently.

3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the cultural, historical and contemporary contexts of 2D forms

4. Research and apply basic theoretical and conceptual principles of 2D art practice.


  1. Introduction to materials and processes of two-dimensional art making.
  2. Thinking in two dimensions: elements and principles of 2D art.
  3. Basic understanding of historical, theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of contemporary two-dimensional art practice.
  4. Current issues in art Occupational Health and Safety.


This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.

Assessment Items

Portfolio: Studio Practice Portfolio

Journal: Research Journal

Portfolio: Portfolio Review (Mid-Semester)

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks