Course Title: Thinking and Making

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Thinking and Making

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2009

Course Coordinator: Dr Kristen Sharp

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925-2412

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HUSO2186 - Art History and Theory 1 or equivalent.
Students from BA Fine Arts BP201 only.

Course Description

This course will explore recent theories on thinking and knowledge  in relation to the development, making and experiencing of art works.

You will learn to directly apply these theories in close relationship to  your  studio practice.

The focus of the course will be on relationships between practice, research and learning.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to
- apply paradigms of knowledge development and communication to your own practice
- understand processes of practice-based art research
- develop skills in communicating research findings in a variety of modes

The main objective of this course is to enable you to understand current theory on the relationship between thinking, knowledge and studio practice.

Recent literature on these issues will be explored, and you will be encouraged to apply the knowledge gained in the development of your studio practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include
•    Lectures
•    Analysis of texts
•    Discussions in seminar format
•    Exercises to develop your ability to integrate your learning in to practice

Overview of Learning Resources

A full guide to resources will be provided at the commencement of the course.
Material for reading and research will be available online and in hard copy during the semester.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to test your application of both theoretical and applied learning through
•    your development of research capabilities
•     your capacity to present your findings in oral and written form
•    your application of knowledge gained in a project