Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

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.


Content

History/Theory topics, which are, as far as possible, integrated with the studio activities, will be selected from:

  1. Major approaches in contemporary art: Postmodernism and beyond, including contemporary Aboriginal Art, photography and digital media; installation art;
  2. Art Gallery practices;
  3. Art studio practices: case studies.

Studio topics will be selected from:

  1. Development of themes and concepts in painting, drawing and selected 2-D media;
  2. Further exploration of 3-D forming, construction techniques and processes;
  3. Critical observation and research methods;
  4. Exhibition organisation and presentation skills.

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.


Assessment items

Presentation: Seminar - Individual

Essay: Essay

Journal: Visual Art Research Journal

Portfolio: Minor and Major Projects


Contact hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Studio

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks