Introduction to 2-Dimensional Studies

Course code AART1500Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is for students enrolled in programs other then the Bachelor of Fine Art and it introduces the basic core skills required to develop and explore the expressive potential of current drawing, painting or printmaking practices. This foundation considers the basic material, technical, historical, theoretical and conceptual dimensions of these media.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will:
1. Develop an informed, individual visual sensibility and creative language.
2. Demonstrate creative engagement in various aspects of 2D practice.
3. Display an understanding of a basic range of technical and theoretical approaches to Drawing or Painting or Printmaking.
4. Display an ability to integrate ideas with practice.
5. Execute resolved artwork.
Content1. Engagement in studio practice.
2. Introduction to research methodologies in 2D artistic practices, including industry reviews and gallery exhibitions.
3. Become familiar with related historical, conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues underpinning contemporary 2D practices.
4. Understanding how to execute basic resolved artwork.
5. An awareness of safe and responsible work practices.
Replacing Course(s)-
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Project portfolio (40%) and studio journal (10%):due mid semester assessment (week 7). Focus is on Course objectives 1,2,3,4
Other: (please specify)Project portfolio (40%) and studio journal (10%): due end of semester assessment (week 14) Focus is on Course objectives 1,2,3,4
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Studio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART1500