VPA212 Materials and Image Research (8)


This subject is designed to consolidate students understanding, expertise and analytical abilities through a lecture program and workshop tutorials. Students are encouraged to investigate and integrate a range of techniques and processes based on extended research and concept development.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA212
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

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to student who have successfully completed ART231
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed an individual interpretation of, and critical approach to visual problems
- be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret a brief/assignment/commission from concept drawings to finished artwork
- have developed an individual visual language of process;
understand the effect of different technologies upon the process and outcome
- be able to demonstrate the abilty to undertake research and investigative visual research using historical and contemporary data


The subject will cover the following topics:
- exploration of imagery as a means of visual thinking - exploration of visual imagery as a means of communication - the analysis of historical and contemporary imagery - the works of artists in an historical and contemporary context - visual imagery based on observation, abstraction and transformation refining the idea presentation and 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.