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 Daniel von Sturmer


In this Painting 4B unit students become more responsible for the delivery of their major study program, with emphasis placed on increasingly independent investigation, and the further development of the creative and expressive potential inherent in students' work. This, combined with staff consultation, continues to determine students' focuses for future painting studio work. Self-motivated practice and research through which students articulate their conceptual and expressive strengths is increasingly utilised. Studio practice is less exploratory and with better grasp of theoretical issues relevant to students' practices.


On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. have further extended both their skills in art making and their vocabulary of materials and Painting studio processes
  2. be more able to select and develop a methodology for realising a self-directed practice, and be more committed to rigorous work practice
  3. have further developed levels of experimentation and investigation within their work, moving towards a focus on specific themes and technologies
  4. have further developed their own technical, iconographic and conceptual concerns, and have a greater understanding of the critical, conceptual and theoretical issues surrounding contemporary Painting
  5. demonstrate an advanced capability for managing a project from initial idea, to presentation of the finished work
  6. have developed a increased capacity for the constructive appraisal of their own work, and that of others, and be able to articulate this through oral presentations and written documentation
  7. have increased understanding and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the Painting studio, and be able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment.


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

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice

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