The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course takes painting as a starting point for the development of imagery using diverse methods and approaches. Experimenting with a range of interdisciplinary media, students will expand their ideas about what constitutes ‘painting’. A range of techniques and strategies will be introduced and students will be encouraged to solve a variety of painting challenges in and beyond the traditional studio.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3230. Students who have successfully completed AART3230 are not eligible to enrol in AART2230.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Work across a variety of material practices;

2. Understand and produce work using multiple techniques and formats;

3. Identify appropriate presentation methods;

4. Collate and critique visual research materials.


Topics may include:

  1. Imaginative use of existing images and objects;
  2. Process driven and time-based painting;
  3. Creative use of reprographic tools;
  4. Collage, bricolage, montage and assemblage;
  5. Introduction to a variety of painting media and materials;
  6. Installation and display of paintings;
  7. Peer critique and collaboration;
  8. Research skills;
  9. Health and safety.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level. Students who have successfully completed AART3230 cannot enrol in AART2230.

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal

Project: Project 1 Studio Output

Project: Project 2 Studio Output

Contact hours



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