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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Caulfield: Dr Michael Vale, Gippsland: Salote Tawale


This unit is an introduction to visual arts studio practice. Students will familiarise themselves with different processes, methods and materials through experiencing different fine art disciplines. Projects will be set which introduce conceptual, formal and technical methods by which particular ideas may be fully explored and investigated. Occupational, Health, Safety and Environment issues generic to art and design and specific to each discipline will be addressed.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand elements such as line, form, texture, volume, shape and the relationships that exist between these elements in composition and construction;
  2. recognize that there are specific links between form and content in art making;
  3. be aware of a number of different formal and technical procedures and processes that may be applied to their work;
  4. be acquainted with various techniques and media sources from which they can select for their art practice;
  5. appreciate that art practice has connections, affiliations and relationships within historical and contemporary cultures;
  6. have an understanding of occupational health, safety, and environment (OHSE) issues which relate to art and design practice generally, as well as OHSE procedures required in studio practice.


Folio: 80% Journal: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Michael Vale

Contact hours

4 hours of studio plus 8 hours of independent study a week


Admission to BVA, BA/BVA, BBusCom/BVA, BVA/BEdu,DOFS


any corequisite in OHS1000