School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Materials and Methods: Approaches to Studio
  • Unit Code

    VIS1305
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Nien Elizabeth SCHWARZ

Description

This is a foundation unit introducing students to the methods and terminology of the visual arts. Students explore a selection of materials and associated sources, tools, techniques, and processes. The production of a materials and methods resource manual with occupational health and safety guidelines is a central element to this unit, serving as an ongoing resource for further studies.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded VIS1302

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe a range of materials and techniques for creating three dimensional works.
  2. Select a compatible range of papers, grounds, mark making tools and materials for two dimensional works.
  3. Identify, describe and apply basic two and three-dimensional artist materials, methods and terminology (printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture).
  4. Summarise basic colour theory and the application of chromatic greys in painting.
  5. Identify and explain the importance of occupational health and safety guidelines.
  6. Identify the potential for reducing waste and energy use, choosing non-toxic and recycled materials.
  7. The translation of visual source material to printed image.

Unit Content

  1. Articulation of visual arts terminology.
  2. Workshop induction to metal fabrication.
  3. Materials, grounds and surface preparation for painting, printmaking and drawing.
  4. Introduction to painting materials and processes (watercolor, acrylic and oil).
  5. Workshop induction to intaglio presses in print workshop.
  6. Object - space relationships
  7. Introduction to structure and form
  8. Sustainable art materials and methods.
  9. Occupational health and safety studio guidelines, materials data sheets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
  10. Production of a materials and methods resource manual.
  11. Basic mould making and plaster casting.
  12. Construction of stretcher frame and sculptural armature.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures. Demonstrations. Workshops.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentMaterial and methods manual30%
Creative WorkTechnical workshops and associated creative works70%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Materials and Methods: Approaches to Studio
  • Unit Code

    VIS1305
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Nien Elizabeth SCHWARZ

Description

This is a foundation unit introducing students to the methods and terminology of the visual arts. Students explore a selection of materials and associated sources, tools, techniques, and processes. The production of a materials and methods resource manual with occupational health and safety guidelines is a central element to this unit, serving as an ongoing resource for further studies.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded VIS1302

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Describe a range of materials and techniques for creating three dimensional works.
  2. Select a compatible range of papers, grounds, mark making tools and materials for two dimensional works.
  3. Identify, describe and apply basic two and three-dimensional artist materials, methods and terminology (printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture).
  4. Summarise basic colour theory and the application of chromatic greys in painting.
  5. Identify and explain the importance of occupational health and safety guidelines.
  6. Identify the potential for reducing waste and energy use, choosing non-toxic and recycled materials.
  7. The translation of visual source material to printed image.

Unit Content

  1. Articulation of visual arts terminology.
  2. Workshop induction to metal fabrication.
  3. Materials, grounds and surface preparation for painting, printmaking and drawing.
  4. Introduction to painting materials and processes (watercolor, acrylic and oil).
  5. Workshop induction to intaglio presses in print workshop.
  6. Object - space relationships
  7. Introduction to structure and form
  8. Sustainable art materials and methods.
  9. Occupational health and safety studio guidelines, materials data sheets, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
  10. Production of a materials and methods resource manual.
  11. Basic mould making and plaster casting.
  12. Construction of stretcher frame and sculptural armature.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures. Demonstrations. Workshops.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentMaterial and methods manual30%
Creative WorkTechnical workshops and associated creative works70%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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