Contemporary Art Practice A

Subject FINA60011 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

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

7 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 Student Centre

Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)

Southbank Campus

234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006


Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

Working in 3-hour weekly studio workshops, students will select from painting, drawing and print media, digital technologies, sculpture, installation, performance or photography and/or combinations of the above and work on developing their knowledge of media, technique and material and conceptual process appropriate to their chosen art form. Each student will present their art work at a group seminar during the semester.


# Plan and organise the student's own studio activity and effectively utilise resources appropriate to developing art practice;

# Explore ideas and personal concerns by means of the manipulation and organisation of materials and images;

# Demonstrate a developing knowledge of contemporary visual art practice;

# Investigate and evaluate the personal relevance of traditional and contemporary models of art practice;

# Communicate verbally, their observations of and responses to the products of visual art practice.


A folio of developmental and resolved work and supporting documentation (sketch book and/or notebook) equivalent to 2,500 words (100%)

80% attendance is required to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Three introductory lectures; 3 x 3 hour drawing workshops exploring traditional and contemporary approaches to image making. 6 x 3 hour studio workshops.

Students select from painting, drawing, digital technologies, printmaking or photography and work on set projects to develop their knowledge of media, techniques and process appropriate to their chosen art form.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Visual Art

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