RMIT University Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area of Study
Art, Visual Arts
Taught In English
Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Painting is an elective subject in the Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) Degree. It is designed to give students an elementary understanding of the concepts and materials used in the production of paintings. Students will be encouraged to experiment with and respond to materials; develop an awareness of visual perception and intuitive sensibilities; and see painting as a self-reflexive ongoing practice, which links into their major area of study. The student will achieve this by making paintings using various media and supports. Advanced projects are negotiated with students with a greater experience in the subject.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
The student is to take part in the investigation of a number of painting processes which will broaden the student’s understanding of materials and concepts inherent in painting. The student will extend their knowledge and investigate the making of pictorial form through the use of: painting supports, preparation of grounds, oil and water-based painting media, colour mixing, colour theory, compositional and spatial considerations.
Overview of Learning Activities
Studio-based learning via projects and instruction sessions.
Individual consultation with lecturer involving appraisal and feedback on projects and self-directed programs where appropriate
Individual visual research
Group tutorials and student presentations
Overview of Learning Resources
Mayer, R. The Artist’s Handbook Viking Penguin, New York.
Wilcox, M. Blue and Yellow Don’t Make Green Artways, Perth.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will be conducted by the class lecturer and course coordinator.