Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • The kit
    • Colour and context
    • The ready made
    • Materiality
    • The ephemeral: performance/process
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Audio-Video streaming

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials
    • Other special requirement — Supply your own art materials and have access to a digital camera and/or scanner for documenting your artwork for assessment.

This subject was previously known as Sculpture: Methods and Materials.

This subject will introduce you to visual art specialisations through a number of thematically based projects. In this subject you will be encouraged to explore ideas through material exploration and inquiry. You will be exposed to a variety of disciplines to develop your understanding of contemporary art practice.

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

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Project Presentation (40%)
  • Final Folio Assessment (50%)
  • Studio Report (10%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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