Course Title: Painting Minor Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5149

Course Title: Painting Minor Study 1

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Peter Westwood -

Nominal Hours: 96

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5777C – Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Course Description

In this course students apply knowledge of materials and methods in regard to the production of paintings.  Issues currently pertaining to painting are discussed and expanded upon.  Students are expected to develop informed critical and conceptual viewpoints.  This course furthers the development of painting techniques and applications. Emphasis is placed on the importance research and rigorous experiment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS659 Painting Minor Study 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce a series of paintings using a range of techniques and materials.
2. Demonstrate the use of a personal philosophy in the production of art works.
3. Develop folio proposal incorporating a strong conceptual framework.

Details of Learning Activities

Tuition is primarily studio-based. A range of teaching staff will assist the student to maintain an emphasis on individual professional art practice. Works will be developed as a response to self-initiated projects. The work should define a personal investigation which incorporates a range of experimental ideas and technologies.

Teaching Schedule

Sixteen weeks of tutorials within studios. Two weeks of folio preparation.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students’ own wide research into appropriate practitioners, who will enrich and broaden the scope of their production.

Overview of Assessment

Folio presentation marked by a panel, with written responses.

Assessment Tasks

Students will present a folio of a minimum of six (6) pieces of resolved work and a thoroughly utilised Visual Diary.

Assessment Matrix

The folio should clearly demonstrate a development of an ongoing personal visual language. The furtherence of methods and techniques acquired in First  Year should also be evident. The work must reflect a consistent interaction with tutors in the studio and within group and individual tutorials in order to be considered for assessment.

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