2 Dimensional Practices

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    2 Dimensional Practices

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Assumed background for this course is based on the knowledge and skills developed in the foundation 1st year courses 1210QCA Creating the Image and 1212QCA Visual Strategies. As at 2015 the assumed background course will be 1603QCA Creative Visual Strategies.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Through studio practice 2 Dimensional Practices explores the conceptual concerns and methodologies of visual practice that includes: painting, drawing, collage/assemblage, print media and digital methods, installation, and related practices. The course introduces the student to the historical and contemporary connections, approaches and investigations that bring together visual language and studio methodologies. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of studio skills and research methods that address individual conceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns in relation to contemporary issues in the visual arts. Experimentation with an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged in response to specific studio based exercises and thematic studio projects. Seminars, tutorials and studio work will focus on contemporary ideas and issues of the use of 2 dimensional practices in the visual arts
    Course Introduction
    2 Dimensional Practices is a studio based course, comprising seminars and in-class studio exercises. The course is assessed by a set of studio response exercises as well as the completion of a major individual project.
    The course is structured around two modules that split the semester: 2 Dimensional Practices to Now; and 2 Dimensional Expanded Practices. The course is informed by practical methodologies concerning the image making process, and will incorporate activities that address various media and processes. Studio work will be supplemented by individual research and studio practice.
    Course Aims
    This course aims to encourage innovation and experimentation with a range of media and processes that can be applied to the student?s studio work and research. The course is developed around thematic concerns and includes a series of studio exercises and a major individual studio project. Projects are designed to encourage students to develop critical responses to the wider issues concerning contemporary visual art and culture. The course enables students to navigate through a range of studio methodologies and experimentation in their individual project work. Regular discussion will generate from the students? individual research and construction of studio work. This course will include group critique and encourage peer review.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Understand and apply various conceptual and contextual foundations of 2 Dimensional practices, which are generated by the wide concerns affecting contemporary visual practices.
    2 Identify and select appropriate approaches to individual studio and research work.
    3 Employ the skills and processes of forms and methods in 2 Dimensional practices explored.
    4 Resolve creative projects which address process, investigation, visual culture and its social catalysts for creative thought and visual work.
    5 Develop a capacity to analyse, interpret and effectively critique visual media in the student's own and their peers work and communicate effectively in individual and group critique sessions.
    6 Understand, accept and implement sound health and safety practices and procedures in the studios.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.