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ART219 Traditional and Contemporary Practices (8)


This subject aims to foster a greater understanding of the dynamics of visual language through investigations in the Fine Arts. This subject focuses on traditional and contemporary practices in the Fine Arts.

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Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details prior to contacting their course coordinator: ART219
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

Assumed Knowledge

ART107 and ART108

Enrolment restrictions

Not for students who have completed ART207

Learning Outcomes

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

- be more conversant with some of the concerns and issues in contemporary Fine Art;
- exhibit an appreciation of the need to develop initial ideas through research and development;
- refine and broaden, through practical experience, the skills required in the application of ideas and propositions;
- display individuality in the interpretation and implementation of various topics;
- develop good organisational skills leading to sound studio practice and workshop management.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Students will undertake a series of topics designed to extend and develop information received in previous studies. Topics will include for example: - the development of imagery towards an individual approach to art making; - the importance of drawing/sketching as a means of working through ideas, manipulating imagery and spatial relationships; - research into the subject and content of visual images; - the investigation into abstraction; - the relationship of the individual to the environment; - safe studio practice.


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.