Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course explores mixed media, multi-media installation and environmental artworks, and offers opportunities for creative expression within an urban environment. Through set and self-directed projects, creative workshops will emphasise individual development and approaches to 3-D studies. Multimedia installation and public art works are embraced, along with sculptural and critical drawing strategies.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2021

Learning outcomes

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

1. Examine historical and contemporary attitudes to installation and environmental art;

2. Recognise the significance of space, natural and constructed environments;

3. Critically assess traditionally used 3-D materials and the inclusion of unconventional materials;

4. Investigate approaches in theoretical and critical analysis of installation and time based art;

5. Effectively develop visual research material as an ongoing resource.


Topics may include:

  • Time, space and place;
  • The natural and built environment;
  • Social and cultural narratives;
  • Monuments and memorialising
  • Exterior and internal space and scale;
  • Mixed media and emerging technologies;
  • Documentation of artworks;
  • The gallery environment;
  • Health and safety in civic spaces.


Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of AART1300 and AART1310

Assessment items

Journal: Studio Journal - 20%

Project: Progress Reporting - 30%

Project: Final Studio Output - 50%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks starting in week 2

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.