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  • Applied DramaturgyDRAM90011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject connects students to industry professionals through a series of 10 master classes with leading dramaturgs, literary managers and writers. Each will outline their understanding of dramaturgy, and their approaches to their various roles and tasks as a dramaturg. This will run alongside...

  • Dramaturgy and Live PerformanceDRAM90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on Semester 1 subjects (including Dramaturgy Text and Performance, and Cross Disciplinary Lab) to offer a practice-based exploration of performance dramaturgy in a devised, collaborative project.   The subject draws on students’ critical and theoretical understanding of dram...

  • Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 2FINA70010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A series of weekly seminars dealing with the examination of texts and works of art formative in contemporary critical practices. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods and arguments demonstrated in the reading material and, according...

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Art BFINA60014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with a critical encounter with current, contemporary art practice and theory, and speculates on the directions contemporary art may be taking. The course focuses on cultural developments that have been significant since postmodernism by examining prominent exhibitio...

  • Studio Practice 1FINA70006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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. Stu...

  • Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 1FINA70007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A series of weekly seminars dealing with the examination of texts and works of art formative in contemporary critical practices. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods and arguments demonstrated in the reading material and, according...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 2FINA10032

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject develops from the first semester subject, dealing with more advanced modes of critical interpretation of the visual arts, past and present.

  • Still Life: Nature MorteFINA10035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces multi-dimensional investigations around the Still Life genre explored from a 21st Century perspective. Engaging drawing and painting techniques and processes, this subject is designed for students who have little or no practical experience in art making. Commencing with fi...

  • Painting TechniquesFINA20026

    Offered:Summer Term, February, Semester 1, June, Winter Term, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject introduces students to the techniques and processes used in contemporary painting. Through project-based experimentation students are guided through a range of different painting techniques and their application in the production of aesthetically and materially developed artworks. Th...

  • Drawing with AnatomyFINA20035

    Offered:Summer Term, February, June, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This practice-based drawing subject focuses on developing skills and techniques in figurative drawing. It is designed for students who have little or no experience in visual art making. Students will be introduced to specialist figurative drawing techniques through working from both life models a...

  • Introduction to ScreenprintingFINA20045

    Offered:Summer Term, February, Semester 1, June, Winter Term, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will introduce students to the unique possibilities inherent in printmaking techniques, with a technical focus on screenprinting processes. As well as focusing on the development and application of screenprinting skills and techniques, students will be introduced to historical and co...

  • Studio ProjectFINA70011

    Offered:Year LongYear:2019

    Students prepare a proposal for a year long studio project and its attendant critical and professional concerns. Emphasis is on consolidation of the experimentation and levels of enquiry initiated in the first year of the program. A focussed body of works will be developed over the year and empha...

  • Research Paper (Visual Art)FINA40005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue pervasively presented as relevant to the candidate's major project. The key task is that the research paper demonstrates the candidate comprehends their situation as an artist within a field of comparable activity. It should de...

  • Related Studies Drawing & PrintmediaFINA10039

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Related Studies explores a range of practical approaches to drawing and printmaking, and analyses syntactical structures of image processing, including the broader issues of how images operate within specific contexts, both historical and contemporary. Students are also encouraged to investigate ...

  • Research MethodsFINA90002

    Offered:March, Semester 1Year:2019

    A weekly seminar that examines the relationship between research and practice in the creative arts. It introduces students to a range of research methods and addresses key philosophical issues and practical skills relevant to research undertaken in the creative arts. Seminar content will include ...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 4FINA20032

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject deals with the most recent developments in art and culture in the twenty-first century. “The death of postmodernism,” declares the catalogue manifesto for the Tate Modern’s exhibition Altermodern, “is the starting point for…the present.” The course takes its orientation from this pro...

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 1FINA10026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the language and methods for critically describing works of art, using examples from the past and present.This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

  • Critical and Theoretical Studies 3FINA20029

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject deals with the critical formulation of vanguard “high” modernism in the 1960s and its contestation by varieties of late modernist and postmodernist art and culture which develop throughout subsequent decades up to the millennium. The course is oriented by the proposition that the rea...

  • Space in PerformanceFINA30023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Space is one of the elements available to be manipulated by the designer in the development of a design for performance. Space can be expanded and compressed, altered and changed through the use of scenic elements and devices - the set. This subject examines how through the application of scenic ...

  • Contemporary Art Practice AFINA60011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Working in 3-hour weekly studio workshops, students will select from painting, drawing and print media, digital technologies, sculpture, installation, performance or photography and/or combinations of the above and work on developing their knowledge of media, technique and material and conceptual...