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 Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to student who have successfully completed ART231

Incompatible Subjects


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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.