Painting Concepts, Modes and Media

Course code AART3220Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Experimentation and exploration of ideas and technical approaches are emphasised. Students undertake more complex structured projects which refine technical and conceptual competence in the light of contemporary painting practice, introducing them to the development of individual creative attitudes and approaches.

Not available in 2015

Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To evaluate and consolidate practical skills in painting;

2. To develop further visual research of concepts, materials and applications within a contemporary framework and related to the history and theory of painting;

3. To present students with a selected and extended range of media, techniques, formats and creative contexts;

4. To continue developing visual research material as a resource.
ContentTopics may include:

1. Content, style and technique;

2. Figurative and non-figurative painting modes;

3. Investigation and exploration of non-conventional media and grounds;

4. Consideration of the poetic and literary links with painting concepts;

5. Research skills and developing a working process and resource usage (notebooks, journals, libraries and galleries);

6. Critical forums for students own work;

7. Critical discussion of contemporary issues relating to contemporary art;

8. Critical discussion on individual student work on choices of relevant material, improving their skill base and general conceptual development;

9. Health and safety.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART1230 and AART1240 (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