Contemporary Visual Arts Practices
The course introduces a wide variety of approaches leading to a substantial and varied portfolio of work relevant 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 prescribed projects; thematic developments, inter-media experiments and exhibition preparation and presentation. Visits to art galleries provide insights into contemporary art practice. Critical analysis and research methods will be explored through case studies.
- Semester 2 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Establish basic practical skills, techniques and approaches to art making;
2. Investigate concepts, materials and applications within a contemporary framework, related to the history and theories of art;
3. Develop a considered approach to art practice;
4. Expand skills in academic writing and research;
5. Develop independent study skills.
History/Theory topics, which are, as far as possible, integrated with the studio activities, will be selected from:
- Major approaches in contemporary art: Postmodernism and beyond, including contemporary Aboriginal Art, photography and digital media; installation art;
- Art Gallery practices;
- Art studio practices: case studies.
Studio topics will be selected from:
- Development of themes and concepts in painting, drawing and selected 2-D media;
- Further exploration of 3-D forming, construction techniques and processes;
- Critical observation and research methods;
- Exhibition organisation and presentation skills.
This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.
Presentation: Seminar - Individual
Portfolio: Minor and Major Projects
Journal: Visual Art Research Journal
Callaghan and Ourimbah
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks