Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Rodney Forbes (Gippsland)


This unit extends the introduction to the practice and theory of painting as a means of contemporary creative expression. It adds to the focus on raising awareness of and providing the means to achieve an initial level of competence within the painting discipline, while imparting a sound conceptual and technical basis for continuing study in that discipline. The safe handling of materials and equipment is emphasised as an essential part of all studio practice.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate further competence in basic design principles and be able to apply them in the practice of the Painting discipline
  2. add to their understanding of a variety of production methods used in the studio environment, have an increased appreciation of the nature of various mediums, their properties and uses, and be able to work with additional materials and techniques in an imaginative and engaging manner
  3. have added to their understanding of relevant terminology commonly used in the Painting discipline
  4. show they can initiate, develop and express personal aesthetic solutions in the medium of choice
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the synthesis between concept, design solution, process and Painting production
  6. be able to present their work to an audience with theoretical and historical rationale
  7. have an enhanced appreciation and understanding of the required organisation and management of individual workspaces and consideration of others in the studio environment
  8. have formed further awareness of the contemporary and historical context of the Painting discipline and the role of the artist/designer in the community
  9. possess the knowledge and ability to achieve safe working practices in the activities of the Painting studio.


Folio of studio work:100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester.

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including six hours of taught studio and six hours of personal study and studio practice.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Rodney Forbes (Gippsland)


Admission to BFA course



FNA1202 or FNA1211