This course provides a foundation for future specialised work relevant to visual arts disciplines. Weekly projects are designed to introduce students to a range of skills and conceptual issues relating to image and object making. The application of two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation and issues such as the dynamics of colour, design, composition and pictorial space will be explored.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain basic processes with the understanding of material properties relevant to the visual arts.
- Apply a range of introductory technical skills relevant to visual arts and the discussed topics.
- Demonstrate creative exploration of materials and processes expressed in 2D and 3D form.
- Demonstrate observation and analytical skills in areas such as 2D and 3D form, design, colour and composition.
Portfolio of Studio Work (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Journal/Documentation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
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