Course Title: Painting Advanced Studio 3A1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Painting Advanced Studio 3A1

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Hong Kong Arts Centre


340H Art


Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 14

Course Coordinator: Assoc Prof Peter Ellis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2838

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 2. C. 9

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.  Successful completion of Year 2 painting studio or equivalent.

Course Description

This course focuses on individual development and expression at an advanced level of expertise. Formal and conceptual concerns are identified through studio investigation and aligned with the initiation of individual studio projects. You will initiate a body of work and related research to a professional level and develop a studio proposal in consultation with academic staff that is appropriately referenced, diverse and internationally contextualised. You will participate in individual and group tutorials and in trial installations of work. Studio work is complemented by lectures, films, seminars, gallery visits and professional practice. This is a work integrated learning (WIL) course. The key feature of WIL courses is that learning experiences simulate the working life of professional practitioners. As such this course introduces you to a research based approach to object making and its related practices by working as a practicing artist in a studio based learning context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Development
In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • find creative solutions to constraints and challenges in a fine art context
  • effectively communicate via artistic production in a range of media and modes with awareness of and sensitivity to a range of local and global contexts and cultures
  • develop a critically reflective arts practice, in order to continually develop, change and plan for a future that is both informed and improved by arts practice
  • engage in autonomous and continued learning, apply new theories of practice and embrace new developments in cultural/artistic production
  • invent, design and construct a pro-active and critically relevant career as a member of the cultural and creative industries
  • form, develop and implement a vision and philosophy of art as a profession, contributing to the positive development of culture in both local and international contexts

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • initiate studio projects and a body of art work in a selected area of fine art practice to a professional level
  • apply analytical and critical research skills to processes of self initiated learning and its application within professional practice
  • develop a studio method and research appropriate cultural reference points relevant to your formal and conceptual aims
  • outline a studio proposal that is appropriately referenced and contextualised
  • critically reflect on your work and the work of others produced within this course

Overview of Learning Activities

The studio based approach to learning in this course will provide opportunities for you to work with industry professionals whilst engaging in real problem solving painting experiences.   Students will learn through lectures, demonstrations, individual and group tutorials and independent research advised in individual consultation with academic staff.   Self initiated learning is articulated through written work proposals.   Activities also include gallery visits, individual visual and bibliographic research and audio visual presentations.

Students will  keep a Work Integrated Learning notebook/journal to record individual and group feedback during consultations with staff and in critiques, reviews and individual and group tutorials relating to aspects of their learning.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of learning resources relevant to independent research by academic staff during the semester. 

Overview of Assessment

The work resulting from your studio practice will be presented for assessment at the end of semester in the form of a folio.  Your folio should clearly demonstrate the learning objectives of this course and may comprise drawings, photographs, digital works, paintings, videos and journals which reflect your visual, conceptual and technical research.  This folio will be assessed by teaching staff (industry professionals) and the studio coordinator and moderated by an external industry examiner. 

The folio should reflect your involvement in consistent, dedicated research and production of artworks over the semester.

The folio should reflect your engagement in Work Integrated Learning critiques and tutorials, specifically in resolved work, research, documentation and individual development.