Painting: Materiality and Construction

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Painting: Materiality and Construction

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Painting: Materiality and Construction facilitates an exploration of painting processes, materials and supports, in order to broaden your understanding of the language of painting and its possibilities. The course will cover mark making, paint handling, collage, assemblage, found object, and new materialities that may be used in painting. You will investigate a variety of conventional and unconventional methodologies that make up the extensive branch of knowledge we understand to be painting. You will also consider the medium?s agency to convey meaning, its currency and potential to evolve. You will experiment with the substances and substrates of painting in relation to contemporary aesthetics.
    The knowledge acquired in this studio course can be applied across a range of related BFA(Hons) and BMA(Hons) courses. This course complements the Year 2 Painting courses SART2401 Painting and Technology, SART2402 Painting and the Body and SART2403 Painting: Space, Time and Place and prepares students for more advanced studies in the Year 3 level.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.


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