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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces students to basic conceptual and research frameworks of visual arts practice and technical aspects of use of materials, studio based skills, routines and equipment.

Unit content

  • Studio skills and techniques
  • Basic studio routines and procedures
  • Media studies
  • Conceptual issues and visual arts practice
  • Health and safety issues
  • Journal keeping

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply basic studio skills
2 demonstrate an understanding of basic studio routines and procedures
3 display and document their investigation of the intrinsic qualities, characteristics and behaviour of appropriate media
4 demonstrate a knowledge of selected conceptual issues underpinning contemporary art
5 identify issues fundamental to both safe handling of materials and use of basic equipment
6 demonstrate an understanding of journal keeping
7 illustrate an awareness of the connection between visual arts practice and research through journal-keeping strategies.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply basic studio skills
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of basic studio routines and procedures
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  3. display and document their investigation of the intrinsic qualities, characteristics and behaviour of appropriate media
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. demonstrate a knowledge of selected conceptual issues underpinning contemporary art
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  5. identify issues fundamental to both safe handling of materials and use of basic equipment
    • GA2:
  6. demonstrate an understanding of journal keeping
    • GA1:
  7. illustrate an awareness of the connection between visual arts practice and research through journal-keeping strategies.
    • GA2:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.