This unit of study will facilitate the creative development of students' individual art practice through engagement with mediums and processes across a range of visual art disciplines such as painting, sculpture, photography and video. Overall, the unit aims to be a site of original content development where students have the opportunity of experimenting with different media across disciplines while integrating concepts and ideas in response to knowledge gained in previous visual art units. Examples of the interdisciplinary work of contemporary artists with consideration of the theoretical and philosophical contexts underpinning their practice will be presented for critical discussion. Assessment will include a series of practical studio projects and a visual research diary. In addition, students will complete and present interdisciplinary artworks and related writings incorporating their own concepts and choice of media.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Challenge, adapt and interpret and devise a range of practical studio-based projects;  
  2. Conceptualise, extend upon and experiment with an appropriate individual artistic language across disciplines and media;  
  3. Review critically and critically reflect upon, analyse, appraise and assess, verbally and in writing, professional interdisciplinary art practices, and relevant art theoretical and philosophical contexts in relation to their emerging art ideas and practice;  
  4. Propose and initiate creative and written outcomes corresponding with professional standards of contemporary art practice; and  
  5. Apply the principles of sustainable, safe professional studio practice for collaborative and individual artistic production.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Visual Research Diary 25%
Review Mid-Semester Folio Review (eight artworks plus presentation) 25%
Creative Works Final Folio presentation (five resolved artworks plus presentation) 50%

Required reading

In the making: creative options for contemporary art,
Weintraub, L 2003,
Distributed Art Pub Inc.

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