This unit of study concentrates on combining two modes of art practice; studio practice with critical thinking. Studio practice is individual tutored studio-based artwork which may extend across multiple media. In studio practice, you will develop two projects: a workshop introduction project and the major contemporary artwork project. Critical thinking is an introductory course developed in a seminar and concentrates on the practical, theoretical and material considerations of contemporary art and the relationship with individual studio practice. You will meet with the course coordinator on a weekly basis in a group tutorial situation and make theoretical presentations. Teaching strategies in this unit of study include studio tutorials, studio practice, studio group meetings, studio work review and critique, group seminars, student presentations, site visits and both formal and informal discussion.
1x4hr studio project/week and 1x2hr seminar/week and 12hrs technical demonstration/semester and 6hrs tutorials/semester.
workshop project (25%) and studio project critique (25%) and seminar presentation (25%) and written text of seminar presentation (25%)