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CV1510 - Foundations of Visual Art

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

In this unit you will be introduced to foundation concepts and techniques in the visual arts. Information about technical aspects of colour, form, scale, composition and the principles and elements of design will be examined and described in terms of digital and analog applications. Concepts that have informed the work of visual artists will be examined along with discussions about the communicative nature of the visual arts. You will be provided with opportunities to work with a range of processes including painting, printing and drawing and to test your ideas in the production of original artwork.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate foundation skill in drawing, painting and printmaking;
  • describe the major changes in arts practice since the advent of modernism;
  • develop an understanding of colour relationship, composition and the principles and elements of design;
  • commence research in the visual arts and create original works in digital or analogue formats;
  • develop an understanding of OH&S in relation to the process explored in this unit.
VA1118 VA1018 VA1031 VA1032


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturer: Ms Jacquie Scotcher.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours practicals
Assessment: technical journal (30%); project 1 (30%); project 2 (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: In order to establish the authenticity of work submitted for assessment, attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Rolls are kept and work submitted by students with an attendance of less than 80% will not be eligible for assessment unless prior approval has been obtained in writing from the lecturer.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.