Painting Elective

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Painting Elective

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    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.


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