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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 drawing and printmedia through experimentation around relationships between drawing, printmaking, and other studio based visual art practices. The subject comprises set projects and structured classes in perceptually based and expanded drawing and printmedia practices. Relevant imaging issues are addressed via regular group discussions and critique sessions. Students are required to maintain sketchbooks and diaries.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject should enable students to:
• Develop an expanded awareness of imaging possibilities through the exploration of a variety of concepts, media, materials and practices;
• Exhibit evidence of skill development both pictorially and technically, in the field of drawing and print media;
• Indicate evidence of individual research in drawing and printmedia;
• Display an advanced understanding of relationships between drawing and printmedia, and other contemporary studio-based visual art practices.
At the completion of the 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: 10 November 2019