Leader: Mark McDean
Gippsland First semester 2005 (Day)
Synopsis: Independent research into historical and contemporary concepts related to individual work. General aspects and themes including metaphor, myth, narrative, imagination/fantasy, the spiritual, sign and symbol. Consolidation of relevant technical and procedural processes. Students complete a folio of art work and keep a journal in relation to the set projects. Studio practice may be undertaken in complementary areas such as painting, photography and sculpture.
Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.have a working general knowledge of historical and contemporary concepts related to their own work and that of their peers and be able to articulate these concepts; 2.have a conceptual framework for their own work; 3.know how to begin to consolidate and resolve technical and procedural processes relevant to their work; 4.have a high level of independence with regard to researching ideas and source material; 5.have a broad interest and appreciation of contemporary art practice and culture.
Assessment: Folio: 80% + Journal: 20%
Contact Hours: 8 studio hours and 16 independent study hours per week