PTG2514 - Painting practice and theory 4A - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 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 Art

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Daniel von Sturmer


Mr Daniel von Sturmer

Not offered in 2018


Either PTG1511Not offered in 2018 or PTG1512Not offered in 2018 or VIS1111Not offered in 2018 or VIS1112Not offered in 2018 or FNA1201 or FNA1202 or FNA1211 or FNA1212




FNA2306 or FNA2204


In the Painting 4A unit students become increasingly responsible for the delivery of their major study program, with emphasis placed on independent investigation, and the development of the creative and expressive potential inherent in students' work. This, combined with staff consultation, starts to determine students' focuses for future painting studio work. The emphasis shifts away from set projects towards self-motivated practice and research through which students articulate their conceptual and expressive strengths. Studio practice is still exploratory but with better grasp of theoretical issues relevant to students' practices.


On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. continue to develop their own technical, iconographic and conceptual concerns
  2. have the skill to identify and engage other artists' work especially relevant to their own work
  3. have enhanced perceptual skills and critical sensibility
  4. be able to speak intelligently about their own work and provide constructive critique of the work of others
  5. have an understanding of the critical, conceptual and theoretical issues surrounding contemporary painting
  6. practice occupational health and safety procedures in the studio.


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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