FNA1112 - Introduction to contemporary practices 2 - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brian Martin

Coordinator(s)

Dr Brian Martin

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

FNA1111

Prohibitions

Any VIS, VPR or FNA level 1 unit

Synopsis

This unit is the second in the Contemporary Practices sequence. It continues to challenge students in a range of leading contemporary art practices and methodologies. The unit promotes a cutting-edge approach to conceptual and material processes through interdisciplinary transaction, material and fabrication procedures. Associated projects are introduced based on theories of contemporary art practices, collaborative practices and individual modes of research focused outcomes. Students will develop inventive and sustainable solutions to a series of projects that will enable them to form the basis of personal methodology and material language.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Initiate, develop and express conceptual and material solutions to projects set across a range of fine art media;
  2. Apply and advance their understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an appreciation of various mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with materials and techniques in an experimental and sustainable manner;
  3. Apply interdisciplinary approaches within the fine art field at both individual and collaborative levels.
  4. Understand the synthesis between observation, analysis, experimentation and critique within fine art production;
  5. Contextualise their work and its theoretical and material rationale within the field of fine art practice, and;
  6. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.

Assessment

100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 10 contact hours plus 14 hours of independent study and studio practice.

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