Course Title: Investigate painting materials and processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6128 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Investigate painting materials and processes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja and Fay Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Visual artists whose practice includes painting apply the skills and knowledge in this course. Material and process exploration at this level is a largely independent activity with mentoring and guidance as required. It would normally include investigation of a range of materials and processes to develop an individual professional.

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to research and explore selected painting materials and processes and integrate their use into creative practice. There is a high level of independent work undertaken for this course.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPAI502A Investigate painting materials and processes


1. Research painting materials and processes

2. Select painting materials and processes for exploration

3. Integrate painting materials and processes into own work

4. Manage painting resources in professional practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to make judgements about relationships between painting materials, techniques and processes
  • Create a body of work that has refined painting skill and technical ability

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Self-management and planning skills
  • Skills to create work to a paraprofessional standard

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is on going throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through completion of a body of work that demonstrates concept development, understanding of materials and adhering to the guidelines of working in a studio.