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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces basic materials and routines relating to a chosen studio area. Fundamental skills and media manipulation, equipment usage and occupational health and safety issues are addressed. Underlying conceptual concerns and critical thinking are addressed.

Unit content

The unit introduces students to studio routines and procedures in two different studio areas. Building on ART00621, students will undertake 2 x 6 weeks of study of a studio discipline each session, reflecting on:

  • Technical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks
  • Studio skills and techniques and equipment usage
  • Media investigations and applications
  • Composition and design strategies
  • Visual arts research strategies
  • Journal keeping
  • Professional language and terminology
  • Critical analysis in visual arts practice
  • Health and safety issues

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a working understanding of the technical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks underpinning the production of artworks
2 demonstrate growing competence in elementary studio skills and routines
3 demonstrate ability in the management and resolution of studio-based projects
4 demonstrate a growing understanding of journal keeping
5 demonstrate an ability to use professional language and terminology and to undertake critical analysis
6 demonstrate growing competence in the use and application of studio equipment
7 illustrate awareness of health and safety implications of studio practice.

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

  1. demonstrate a working understanding of the technical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks underpinning the production of artworks
    • GA1:
  2. demonstrate growing competence in elementary studio skills and routines
    • GA2:
  3. demonstrate ability in the management and resolution of studio-based projects
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate a growing understanding of journal keeping
    • GA4:
  5. demonstrate an ability to use professional language and terminology and to undertake critical analysis
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate growing competence in the use and application of studio equipment
    • GA1:
  7. illustrate awareness of health and safety implications of studio practice.
    • GA4: