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Studio Studies 1 introduces students to a range of materials, methods, techniques and concepts that provide a focus for their studies according to specific practices relevant to their discipline of choice: Drawing and Printmaking, Painting, Photography or Sculpture. Through a range of activities including structured projects, individual work plans, classes, workshops and forums, students will begin to approach a self-directed studio practice. Students are encouraged to explore their ideas and concepts, and investigate and experiment with a range of materials and processes. Students will be introduced to the history and application of materials and techniques through a number of class-based workshops. Students will develop regular visual artwork practices through application of effective time management strategies and maintain established foundations of sound occupational health and safety practices.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- apply fundamental visual art skills and techniques to working with a range of materials;
- explore and experiment with a variety of visual arts working processes;
- recognise and select conceptual and technical skills to relate to the practical and theoretical requirement of visual art disciplines;
- research relevant aspects of the history and theory of the visual arts and implement this knowledge in the creation of new work;
- recognise and identify skills and knowledge in contemporary art practices.
On completing this subject students should be able to:
- demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
- demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
- demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
- work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
- demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
- understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Last updated: 3 June 2021