The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Takes a more focused view of the possibilities of image making in the context of an interdisciplinary approach to painting. An experimental approach to media is used to discover the limits and extensions possible so that students become confident in techniques leading to a more selective and personal use of creative painting media.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2018.

Learning outcomes

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

1. To break down the boundaries between specific discipline practices;

2. To introduce the contemporary framework within which hybrid art forms function;

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.


Topics may include:

  1. Post-modernist approach to the use of media images, advertisements, T.V and movie stills;
  2. Process orientated imagery;
  3. Reconstruction and simulation of an image or surface;
  4. Mechanical reproduction using reprographic tools;
  5. Collage, montage and assemblage;
  6. Found images, objects and three-dimensional constructions;
  7. Critical observation and articulation to identify the general and particular concerns of individual students;
  8. Research skills and developing a working process and resource usage (notebooks, journals, libraries and galleries);
  9. Health and safety.


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 60 units at the 1000 level.

Students must have successfully completed 60 units at 1000 level to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal

Project: Studio Output