Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5048

Course Title: Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2008

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course students research and experiment with various techniques and media for the realisation of paintings. The course outlines the way paintings are produced through the use of experimentation and ongoing refinement.

Students investigate the nature of what painting might be and considering this within a range of contexts - historical, contemporary, social and political. Painting is considered as not merely a material substance for personal expression, but also as a vehicle that implies how we think. Emphasis is placed on further development of painting techniques, applications and use of colour. The development of a personal research base is encouraged as a working method and this is linked to ideas of professional art practice.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART5776C – Produce Paintings

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVVSP36A Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Learning Outcomes

1. Inform work through experimentation with painting techniques and media
2. Develop and refine a conceptual vision for paintings
3. Determine and organise resource requirements for new work
4. Realise paintings

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written response.