Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Geraldine Burke


In this unit students are immersed in art making. They conceptualise, experiment, reflect and communicate their own artwork. They gain an in-depth experience of art techniques, media and applications. They appraise artworks and make critical and aesthetic decisions. They develop drawing and design expertise leading to a selection of two and three dimensional artworks (such as drawing, printmaking, textiles, mosaic and construction). They explore diverse starting points for art experiences e.g. play-based, issue-based and thematic, as relevant to their own studio practice and art education.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate competency in drawing and design thinking in the context of studio practice and as applied to educational art experiences
  2. investigate materials, media and effective techniques in two and three dimensional art as relevant to studio practice and school art experiences
  3. develop an awareness of artwork and current theories (post 1970) and their relevance to the role of art in education and society
  4. understand relevant art terminology
  5. develop a personal visual language through the investigation of a chosen theme, leading to art work that embodies art and design thinking, conceptual and problem-solving processes.


Practical folio (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Visual journal (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study