Painting Techniques

Subject FINA20026 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week.
Total Time Commitment:

10 hours per week.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Faculty of the VCA and MCM
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the techniques and processes used in contemporary painting. Through project-based experimentation students are guided through a range of different painting techniques and their application in the production of aesthetically and materially developed artworks. This subject aims to create an informed and critical methodology for the use of contemporary painting technology as a vehicle for imaging ideas. It is also concerned with developing skills and a visual language through a range of painting media.


This subject will enable students to:
• Develop a visual language and exhibit skills for basic pictorial representation.
• Acquire knowledge for the safe handling of painting materials and exhibit a degree of technical proficiency in the manipulation of a range of paint media through studio-based experimentation.
• Display an awareness of the technical possibilities of a variety of materials and practices;
• Exhibit evidence of skill development pictorially, technically and conceptually as a means of independent image making;
• Indicate evidence of individual research in the relevant area of practice


A substantial folio of selected works that will include work made for set exercises/projects, and related materials, as well as a workbook of material trials and notes on various techniques. (100%).

Ongoing feedback is provided to students throughout the subject’s duration via individual and group discussion. Additionally, a progress review will take place midway through the course, taking into account the following criteria:
• Course Engagement
• Work Development

80% class attendance (hurdle requirement)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:
• Display an awareness of the graphic possibilities of a variety of concepts, materials and practices;
• Exhibit evidence of skill development both pictorially and technically as a means of independent image making;
• Indicate evidence of individual research in the relevant area of practice
• Demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
• Demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving;
• demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)

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