PTG3515 - Painting practice and theory 5 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Mr Daniel von Sturmer

Not offered in 2017


This level 3 painting unit finely hones the skills acquired over the previous two years. At this stage of the course, students should demonstrate a high level of technical competence, facilitating work in their chosen field. Imagination combined with advanced conceptual lucidity, a prowess and innovation in material manipulation should be manifest at this stage of students' practice. Students develop an individual program in conjunction with the lecturer that reflects their personal direction and evolving painting practice. The program focuses on clear articulation of concepts.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have a high degree of competence in a range of painting techniques
  2. be able to develop a painting language suitable to their concerns
  3. be able to produce work which imaginatively addresses their own concerns
  4. be able to work independently
  5. be able to critically evaluate their own work and that of others and discuss their relationship
  6. be able to position their evaluations within the historical and contemporary context and intelligently express these observations
  7. be able to discuss productively, stylistic and iconographic issues relevant to current theory and practice
  8. be able to apply the principles of occupational health and safety practices in the studio.


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

Workload requirements

24 hours per week, including 8 hours of taught studio and 16 hours of personal study and studio practice

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Either PTG2513 or PTG2514 or FNA2204