Course Title: Painting Major Study 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5151

Course Title: Painting Major 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

Ph: +61 3 9925 4025

Steve Cox  

Ph: +61 3 9925 4962

Nominal Hours: 144

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5777C – Research and experiment with techniques to produce paintings

Course Description

In this course students apply and develop knowledge of materials and methods in regard to the production of painting.
• Develop philosophical and cultural influences on own art work
• Incorporate historical and contemporary influence and knowledge within the production of paintings

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBS661 Painting Major Study 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Produce a folio of paintings which demonstrates appropriate use of materials and techniques within a self-initiated proposal.
2. Produce a journal which documents and analyses contemporary issues and practice in painting.
3. Apply a personal conceptual framework for own paintings.

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. It is also essential that students make gallery visits a priority. 

Teaching Schedule

Classes are run over an 18 week semester. Sixteen weeks of studio-based tutorials. Two weeks of folio preparation for assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students’ own consistent and 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 eight (8) pieces of resolved work and a thoroughly utilised Visual Diary.

The folio should clearly demonstrate a development of an ongoing personal visual language. The furtherance 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.

Assessment Matrix

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