Directed Study

Course code AART3500Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course is offered as an elective to students in the fields of 2-D Art (Painint, Printmaking or Drawing), 3-D Art (Ceramics or Fibres/Textiles or Scuplture)and Photomedia Art (Traditional or Digital).

To facilitate access to workplace conditions through either off campus placement, on campus specialised media study and research. The study is self initiated and directed by the student in consultation with their supervisor. The process of concept development will be explored through related technical and aesthetic research associated with industrial and commercial environments. Students may utilise on campus facilities to gain intensive work experience in specialised, technical and theoretical aspects of studio areas.

Internal mode of delivery:- Self directed by student based on a written proposal (Textile education students will complete a major technology project).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To encourage an individual directed study in areas of special interest not normally covered in generic or elective subjects. (Textile education students will complete a study involving the completion of a HSC based textiles project and folio).
2. To assist the student to structure a workable program of research and professional practice;
3. To encourage independent research and planning including experimentation, analysis and evaluation;
4. To encourage a creative, experimental approach to working practice;
5. To develop the ability to articulate ideas and concepts us ing a range of communication techniques including visual, verbal and written.
ContentTopics may include:
Individual contract development and design including management procedures, skills and timeline;
Research documentation methods including experimentation, analysis and evaluation;
Workplace structure and professional practice;
Specialised working processes specific to the study;
Theoretical and philosophical implications of the discipline;
Health and safety.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge1000 and 2000 level BFA courses
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Completion of projects as agreed with supervisor.
Maintenance of research documentation as specified.
Evidence of completion of contracted agreement as specified.

Understanding of specialist professional skills relevant to the workplace.

Documentary evidence of the workplace.
Knowledge of health and safety.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for .5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3500