School of Art Student Electives
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- Talking Art: Inside the Artist's Practice
- Art in Public Space
- Painting single elective
- Drawing single elective
- Printmaking single elective
- Sculpture single elective
- Architectural Ceramics elective
- New York Study Tour (Spring Semester)
This course offers the opportunity for students to meet with and hear professional artists speak about their own work from conception and on to new bodies of work. Through this program the idea and function of the artist’s studio will be explored as a side of production, distribution, display and promotion. The intention is to offer the student a diverse experience of what cutting edge practice is really like with visits to artists’ studios, galleries and museums. Through the processes of discussion, lectures and critiques, some of the key issues for artists in contemporary art practice will be explored.
Semester 1 –Tuesday 10:30–12:30, Semester 2 –Tuesday 10:30- 12:30 & 1:30- 3:30
Art in Public Space is a holistic course combining both theory and practice of Art in Public Space. The course builds around a group of practical projects introducing the four key study areas: Project and Studio Practice including concept development, History and Theories of Public Art, Space, Place and Technology and Professional Practice.
Semester 1 – Thursday 9:30 – 12:30, Semester 2 – Thursday 9:30 – 12:30
Students are introduced to a wide range of conceptual and technical experiences in painting. Designed as an introduction to painting practice and for the advanced student. Emphasis is placed on generating ideas, observation, experimentation and the development of an individual ap
proach to visual expression. A variety of painting and drawing media will be researched. Technical aspects of support preparation, grounds, oil, acrylic paint, watercolour and the use of paper will be experienced. Slide talks and group tutorials compliment the study program.
Semester 1 – Monday 5:30 – 8:30, Semester 2 –Monday 5:30 – 8:30
Classes in figure drawing, and figure related studies. The aim is to expand analytical and expressive capabilities in addressing human imagery. The studies will increase technical facility, but also encourage a lateral view of the figure as an expressive and conceptual device. It is assumed that students will have previous experience in figure drawing.
Semester 1 – Monday 9:30 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 4:30, Semester 2 – Monday 9:30 – 12:30 & 1:30 – 4:30
Printmaking Single Elective
To establish an understanding the potential of Printmaking processes. Topic areas include the Investigation of the processes of printmaking. These may include intaglio, relief and other methods of transferring images.
Semester 1 – Monday 9:30 – 12:30, Semester 2 – Monday 9:30 – 12:30
This course is designed to introduce students to the practical traditions of sculpture, initiating the development of an individual ‘sculptural vocabulary’ within the context of a single subject or elective. It introduces concepts and processes through sequential studio/workshop projects in object making. These are designed to develop manual and intellectual skills which can form a basis for progressive development through more advanced individual work programs.
Semester 1 – Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30, Semester 2 – Tuesday 1:30 – 4:30
New York Study Tour (Spring Semester)
The New York Study Tour provides students with an exciting alternative to traditional classroom based learning. It offers students with first hand experience of the shaping of knowledge through experience of the cultural, historical and contemporary aspects of New York City. The course aims to develop student’s self awareness and the ability to think critically about what they are experiencing and to keep effective written journals and visual diaries that are later sourced for writing an essay on their experience. Whilst in New York, the tour will visit a number of major museums, contemporary galleries, artist’s studios and experience talks delivered by specialists and authorities working in the New York. The students will encounter issues arising from the art-world. They will experience historical and contemporary aspects of the city and will involve themselves in the cultural diversity of New York. The study will provide the students with an excellent means to foster thoughtful reflection about cross-cultural contexts and appreciate the diverse complexity of a city such as New York.