The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course is for students enrolled in programs other than 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.



  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate 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.


  1. 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.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Studio Journal/Research

Project: Studio Production and Projects

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term