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Students in consultation with their Academic Advisor prepare an individual study proposal appropriate to their studio practice. The program should provide a conceptual framework for development and incorporate a study plan for acquisition of the skills necessary to realise the projected work. Students are encouraged to employ speculation and technical experimentation as learning strategies.
Guidance and assistance is provided through individual and group tutorials. Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor who is responsible for oversight of the student's progress.
Individual Tutorials provide the opportunity for one to one critical discussion with staff regarding the formal, conceptual, personal or expressive bases of the student's work and its realisation.
Group Tutorials encourage critical discussion and debate in a peer group situation where the individual's work provides the starting point for consideration of a range of issues surrounding contemporary art practice.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to develop and refine their ability to :
- manipulate and manage the materials and processes involved in the chosen visual art medium;
- express ideas and personal concerns through the chosen visual art medium;
- gather and synthesise information and other resources in the service of a personal art practice;
- discuss contemporary art practice and its personal, professional and social involvements.
On completion of this subject students will:
• be able to plan and organise their own studio work and utilise time effectively to suit the demands of their developing methodologies;
• be able to analyse historical and contemporary art methodologies relevant to their practical work;
• be able to investigate through experiment, areas of practical relevance from a wide range of historical and contemporary sources;
• be able to demonstrate developing knowledge of contemporary art practice, including skills and techniques relevant to their developing practice;
• be able to communicate verbally opinions, ideas and observations with regard to their work and the work of others, in group and individual teaching and learning situations.
Last updated: 6 December 2019