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An intensive experimental program designed to foster artistic and conceptual strengths, informing and underpinning individual research in the first year studio program. Practical lines of enquiry will be examined through a series of set projects. While the emphasis will be on drawing, students will also explore concepts through a wide range of traditional and new media and technologies. Students are required to participate in the structured program, in group critiques and discussions, in addition to organised excursions.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to:
• pursue new and unfamiliar modes of artistic enquiry;
• increase confidence to undertake experimental technical/artistic approaches in developing set projects;
• gain early understanding of ways to approach basic levels of artistic research;
• develop confidence in the articulation of ideas and critical analysis of work produced;
• develop time management strategies in response to set deadlines;
• understand approaches to professional presentation of projects;
• stimulate and expand modes of practice and enquiry.
On completing this subject students will 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: 10 November 2019