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VA1118 - Introduction to Visual Art

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Students will be introduced to a variety of media in the visual arts through a series of practical exercises which are underpinned by key historical and theoretical principles. Building confidence through simple exercises using basic design fundamentals, students will begin to apply the resulting skills and knowledge to more complex creative problem solving activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an understanding of the visual arts and an appreciation of the role of the visual arts in the society;
  • explore and gain confidence in the use of a variety of media and techniques in the visual arts;
  • become familiar with the language of the visual arts in order to develop skills in appraisal and evaluation of its processes and products.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to access and employ online technologies effectively;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products.
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Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: practical tasks (25%); practical projects (50%); multi-draft assignment (25%).

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours - Online activities (3 hours per week contact required with LearnJCU)
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: practical tasks (25%); practical projects (50%); multi-draft assignment (25%).

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