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Unit description

Offering a range of leading art processes and methods, this unit promotes the continuing conceptual development and material investigation through painting, sculpture, print and photomedia, drawing, interdisciplinary exchange, material and fabrication procedures. Studio projects are introduced based on theories of contemporary art practices, collaborative practices and individual modes of research outcomes. Students will develop inventive and sustainable solutions to a series of projects that will enable them to continue to develop a personal methodology and artistic language.

Unit content

  • Influence and strength from research in art
  • Personal expression and communication through material
  • Advanced studio procedures and skill development
  • Multi-modal understanding of art development
  • Individual projects and expression
  • Studio health and safety

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1develop a deeper level of awareness of aesthetic and technical systems and the skills related to themCultural competence
2demonstrate an ability to analyse and discuss personal and cultural influences upon artists within contemporary art practiceEthical practice
3demonstrate enhanced perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal artistic expressionCreativity
4demonstrate an ability to use professional language and terminology and to undertake critical analysisCultural competence
5demonstrate a growing sophistication and ability to contextualise their work and its theoretical and material development within the field of critiqueEthical practice
6develop their conceptual strength in relation to the field of current art practices.Creativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. develop a deeper level of awareness of aesthetic and technical systems and the skills related to them
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. demonstrate an ability to analyse and discuss personal and cultural influences upon artists within contemporary art practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. demonstrate enhanced perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal artistic expression
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. demonstrate an ability to use professional language and terminology and to undertake critical analysis
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate a growing sophistication and ability to contextualise their work and its theoretical and material development within the field of critique
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  6. develop their conceptual strength in relation to the field of current art practices.
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

  • 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)
Tutorial on-site three (3) hours weekly (twelve (12) weeks )
Assessment
Creative work40%
Creative work60%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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