Painting addresses historical and contemporary concepts and techniques relating to contemporary painting practice.
Painting is an extended practice with a broad range of representational and non-objective, material, spatial and intellectual possibilities. The object, colour and surface, installation and arrangement, the readymade, typography, photography and digital processes may each profoundly impact on painting as a contemporary practice. In the painting studio these are explored through focused and self-initiated projects. As your studies progress, you will be encouraged to develop your own approaches and set out parameters to create an independent studio practice.
The Master of Studio Art is a professional development course for visual artists designed to provide conceptual and technical skills to consolidate and extend their contemporary art or design practice. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their ability to undertake advanced art practice and coursework.
Over the period of the Master of Studio Art course, you will develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance your studio practice. You will also choose two elective units of study in the course from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to your individual needs.
The capstone experience in the Master of Studio Art includes rationale development, exhibition in a Degree Show and formal oral examination of a student's creative work.
Master of Studio Art graduates produce a body of artwork based on their studio project proposal. Graduates gain professional development and studio based methodologies appropriate to professional contemporary visual arts practice.
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