Painting Studies 1

Subject FINA10009 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 31.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 7 hours contact plus 12 supervised studio hours each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
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Subject Overview:

This subject is a studio-based program combining self-initiated activity with some structured classes in painting and other media. Students are encouraged to systematically explore their ideas and to investigate a range of materials and processes through experimentation. Students are called upon to articulate and discuss their work in consultation with staff in regular individual and group tutorials. Professional Practice introduces students to the tools, skills and techniques of traditional painting methods and material, as well as materials, processes and methodologies employed in the broader range of contemporary art practice. A thorough understanding of good health and safety practices is also emphasized at this level.

Learning Outcomes:


Assessment is based on a substantial folio of work demonstrating the range of the student's activities during the semester, including any group of finished works, support work, drawings, journals/sketchbooks, etc. and any other material the student chooses to submit (100%).

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Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.

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