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ART108 Fine Art 2 (8)


This subject provides a foundation from which perceptual and technical skills are developed in the fields of Painting and Printmaking. It supports the student in developing an initial understanding of arts practice.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: ART108
Where differences exist between the handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon completion of this subject students will be able to:

- understand and have confidence in both painting and printmaking;

- exhibit a knowledge and understanding of the work of contemporary practitioners in Fine Art;

- demonstrate a knowledge of maintenance, care and safety procedure in both studios;

- exhibit an understanding of pictorial space;

- demonstrate an understanding of investigations/research.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Each of the two modules has specific intent in the development of the student over the period of the subject: MODULE 1 - Painting This module reinforces the students understanding of the structural relationships and techniques of painting while contributing to the development of visual perception. Projects will include for example: - investigations into formal and spatial relationships; - the exploration of line, tone, colour and surface; - studies from still-life, the human form and the landscape; - the basic understanding of oil painting: pigments, mediums, the mixing of palettes and methods of application. - the role and nature of perspective and other design processes to structure the painted surface and image. - Occupational Health and Safety issues specific to the disciplines of painting. MODULE 2 - Printmaking Students will explore the inventive possibilities of collagraphs and relief printing and develop an experimental attitude towards printmaking. Projects will include for example: - investigations into spatial relationships; - the exploration of line, texture, collage assemblage and the printed surface; - the development of imagery appropriate to the processes; - the introduction of organisational skills leading to sound studio practice. - Occupational Health and Safety issues specific to the disciplines of painting and printmaking


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.