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NM2002 - Visual Arts: Image and Imagination

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

In this subject, the principles and elements of design and colour theories will be examined. An introduction to drawing, collage and painting with be presented and you will be able to test ideas in the production of original works of art. A brief history of imaging making will be described along with the self-transformative nature of the creative arts. The subject involves an investigation of how artists exercise creative imagination to make culturally significant or insightful works which make a contribution to human understanding.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate and illustrate the characteristics of six periods throughout the history of visual art;
  • demonstrate colour relationships, the principles and elements of design, and technical skill in drawing, collage and painting;
  • create original works of art drawing on technical skills and imagination and explain the aim of the work;
  • identify and apply OH&S measures in relation to visual arts processes.

Subject Assessment

  • Art & Design History Timeline - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Journal - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Creative work - (40%) - Individual.


Cairns, Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online activity
  • 20 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.