Drawing on the declaration "All artists borrow, great artists steal" this studio-based course explores the diverse ways in which artists have drawn on influences from one another, from other times, and other cultures. This is a studio-based course supplemented by lectures and seminars exploring interesting examples of cross-fertilisation throughout history and contemporary art practice. In the studio students will explore the work of artists of as a means of enriching their own practice and research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an active engagement with concepts and processes, drawn from historical and/or contemporary precedents;
- apply skills and knowledge to the development of research interests;
- critically reflect on how ideas and process generate meaning and affect; and
- demonstrate creative, critical, and reflective engagement with course content and independent research.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Body of studio work (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Work in progress review, 10 minutes (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- Seminar presentation, 10 minutes (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- Research and visual diary (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must have an effective working knowledge of visual arts principles and techniques, with some knowledge of art history, art theory, and contemporary practice. Students are expected to have developed an understanding and application of the fundamentals of independent studio practice.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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