Painting Studies 3

Subject FINA20013 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 31.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 hours contact plus 16 supervised studio hours each week for one semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Painting Studies 2

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Subject Overview:

In this subject students are required to develop a self-initiated body of work, focusing upon experimentation with a variety of materials, procedures and methodologies in an open studio situation. In consultation with staff, students are encouraged to further expand their own program by bringing a greater level of critical evaluation to the conceptual, aesthetic and technical considerations in their work. Students are required to articulate, discuss and analyse their work in regular individual and group tutorials and to be familiar with the historical precedents and contemporary influences that inform their work. Students are expected to develop independent work strategies and a mature studio practice with sustained output. As part of the studio subject students are required to participate in Professional Practice. These weekly, discussion-based sessions are designed to develop the students' understanding and appreciation of local and international contemporary art practice and in turn how they might participate in these context(s).

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 other material the student chooses to submit (90%). A Professional Practice journal that reflects, develops and evaluates the information and activities covered in the semester together with any other information relevant to the subject (10%).

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Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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 a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century, and
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas.

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