2-D Art: Multi-media investigations

Course code AART2210Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Exploratory and experimental approaches to contemporary ideas, source imagery and creative applications across a range of 2-D art practices such as drawing, painting and printmaking. Emphasis is placed on independent thinking and problem solving of relevance to the contemporary practitioner.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. To encourage independent research of 2-D art concepts and approaches;

2. To explore and further develop the multi-media potential of 2-D art as a vehicle for the expression of ideas;

3. To extend research of imagery, concepts, materials and applications in a contemporary framework and related to the relevant history and theory of 2-D art disciplines;

4. To extend theoretical and critical analyses of 2-D art forms.
ContentEmphasis is placed on the development of individual student concepts within a framework of structured projects, specific studio technology and associated research relevant to various aspects of the syllabus:

Topics may include:

1. Allegory, metaphor, symbolism and fantasy;

2. Appropriation and shifting referents;

3. Montage and 2-D multi-media possibilities;

4. Advanced and diverse studio technologies;

5. Interpretation of diverse means and techniques of representation;

6. Preservation, mounting, and framing techniques;

7. Installation, site-specific and publication presentations;

8. Critical seminars of completed projects;

9. Compilation of journals and sketchbooks;

10. Health and safety.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART2200 (or equivalent).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal accounts for 20%
Other: (please specify)Students are expected to attend at least 80% of classes
Studio OutputStudio production accounts for 80%
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term