Visual Art 2

Course code EPARTS256Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

The course introduces a wide variety of approaches leading to a substantial and varied portfolio of work suitable to assist admission to art and design studies at university level. Studio space restricts class size. Class work includes: exercises and discussions to extend creative and personal expression; the development of observational skills through attitudes and processes in selected 2-D and 3-D areas reinforced by independent studies and home projects; thematic developments, inter-media experiments and exhibition preparation and presentation. Visits to art galleries provide insights into current art practice. An understanding of the language of art criticism and research methods will be provided.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course:
1. establishes basic practical skills, techniques and approaches;
2. investigates concepts, materials and applications within a contemporary framework, related to the history and theories of art;
3. stimulates interest in creativity in fine art areas;
4. expands the sources of research material;
5. extends relevant fieldwork practices;
6. develops independent study skills.
ContentHistory/Theory topics, which are, as far as possible, integrated with the studio activities, will be selected from:
1. Major approaches in contemporary American and European art, which embody the basic principles of Modernism, Post-Modernism, Pop Art, Expressionism and Abstraction.
2. Recent Australian, Aboriginal and other Asia-Pacific art, including photography, video and installation practices.
3. Art Gallery practices.

Studio topics will be selected from:
1. Development of themes and concepts in painting, drawing and selected 2-D media.
2. Further exploration of 3-D forming, construction techniques and processes.
3. Critical observation and research methods.
4. Exhibition organisation and presentation skills.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPARTS156 Visual Art 1
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
JournalVisual diary
Presentations - IndividualA seminar presentation
ProjectsPortfolio of studio work
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Studio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPARTS256