Exploring Painting - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit aims to introduce you to painting as a form of self-expression through a series of progressive studies. You will be instructed in analytical thinking, visual perception, discovering intuitive sensibilities and controlled experimentation. Studies include methods of production, materials and health and safety concerns. The unit will enable you to investigate conceptual and aesthetic problems and thus increase your awareness of how to provide resolution and expression to image making. Topics covered include the methods and materials of the artist, the practices of painting and painting in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

  1. Gain a basic understanding of painting
  2. Develop an understanding of the importance of drawing as a method of investigative experimentation
  3. Gain foundation studies in the materials and methods of painting
  4. Experience different approaches to painting.
  • Assignment (100%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Investigating colour
2Still life
3Investigating the possibility of collage
4Painting an interior

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Online assignment submission

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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