Painting: Material and Conceptual Investigation - 2011

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2011: SP1 , SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Portfolio 1 (40%) , Portfolio 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2011 Fees
Domestic 950.00
International 1,175.00

In this unit you will undertake a number of projects within the visual art specialisation of Painting. This unit encourages you to align conceptual development with the acquisition of traditional and contemporary skills across a range of media utilised in Painting. There are set projects based on the theme Time and Space to assist in the development of your understanding of contemporary art practices. The emphasis is on the exploration of ideas and creative visual inquiry. You will develop research methodologies and documentation skills through your study in this unit.

You must supply your own art materials and have access to a scanner and digital camera for documenting your artwork for assessment.

Please Note: The unit fee includes $200 for specialist tutorial support and assessment.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate technical, conceptual and experimental strategies
  2. develop ideas from set projects and independent research
  3. demonstrate the use of various materials relevant to concept and form
  4. demonstrate an appropriate level of discernment, critical thought and commitment in relation to the production of artwork.
  • Portfolio 1 (40%)
  • Portfolio 2 (50%)
  • Research Project (10%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Paint as substance
3Figure field
5Colour and associations
6Colour relationships
7Colour, tone and temperature
8Transformation and development

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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