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Unit description

Promoting an open approach to conceptual and material processes through interdisciplinary methods, material and fabrication procedures, this unit will address the introduction to Painting processes. Continuing in the sequence of studio foundation subjects, this unit will introduce students to a range of leading contemporary art practices and methodologies associated with Painting. Other projects are introduced based on theories of contemporary art practices, collaborative practices and individual modes of research focused outcomes.

Unit content

  • Understanding the principles of painting
  • Surface, form and material
  • Studio painting and non-studio approaches to painting
  • Contemporary methods of traditional painting practices
  • Representation and non-representational painting 
  • Critique and evaluation
  • Research and artistic development
  • Conceptual issues connected to painting and its history

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site Three (3) Hours Weekly (Twelve (12) Weeks)
Creative work40%
Creative work60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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