• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code PAIN-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

This major is only available to students undertaking the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree program. 

The Painting Workshop equips graduates to develop their ideas visually through studio research, discussion and reflection, drawing on art history, theory and an understanding of contemporary practice. We encourage students to be resourceful, inventive and imaginative, exploring the expressive potential of materials and processes.  Students develop a capacity to reflect critically and communicate their ideas in studio discussions, as a strong grounding for professional practice. 1000-level courses involve projects designed to expand creative and technical skills and develop critical judgment.  In later courses, more emphasis is placed on individual creative development. Weekly drawing sessions, taught by visiting artists with national/international significance, develop visual research skills, broadens students’ experience and conception of drawing.


Learning outcomes

Students who complete this major will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • demonstrate skills and knowledge of the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques in painting.
  • apply relevant skills and knowledge to realise artefacts and forms of creative expression.
  • develop and evaluate concepts and process by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively. 
  • work independently and collaboratively in a workshop environment in response to project demands.
  • apply occupational health and safety regulations and principles within a workshop environment.
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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

48 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTV1501 Painting: Introducing Painting 6
ARTV1502 Painting: Composition and Space 6
ARTV2505 Painting: Focus on the Figure 6
ARTV2506 Painting: Approaches to Abstraction 6
ARTV2507 Painting: Painting in the Photo Digital Age 6
ARTV2508 Painting: Taking Your Own Direction 6
ARTV3501 Painting: Introducing the Work Proposal 6
ARTV3502 Painting: Independent Work Project Consolidation 6
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