Why should you want to study this unit?
Core Studies in Fine Art and Design is an introduction to fundamental themes, concepts and principles common to Art and Design practice. You will find that Core Studies complements studio majors by developing a common formal language and conceptual framework between all visual art and design disciplines. Core Studies focuses on successful ways to develop any Art and Design project and encourages you to use a wide variety of different media and methods to explore these processes.
What will you learn?
In this unit the three fundamental concepts (Light, Surface and Expression) are introduced and explored through a lecture program and three related practical projects. You will be asked to consider the development of ideas and how processes and materials are chosen and utilised in relation to these ideas. You will learn to consider different ways to approach a key concept and a variety of ways of expressing your ideas via Art and Design works.
How will you learn these things?
You will be asked to use a journal, critique sessions, short written statements and the development and making of Art and Design works to refine and communicate of your ideas. Journals are a central aid to visual thinking and developing ideas and students are expected to explore a diversity of problem solving approaches through their journal and document the development of their projects. Critique is the presentation and critical discussion by a group of an individual's work. Through critique you are introduced to a central method by which artists and designers gain feedback, which allows them to develop and refine their work.
On completion of this unit you should at an introductory level be able to:
- Discuss and analyse the formal and conceptual properties of Light, Expression and Surface in an individual and group studio context.
- Gain the confidence to present your work and communicate ideas effectively for critique and to make use of feedback.
- Utilise a journal as an aide to developing and exploring ideas and of documenting strategies and development of practical projects.
- Employ a diversity of visual and conceptual problem solving strategies through developing your projects.
- Have gained a greater awareness of the strategies and concepts artists/designers use in solving problems and developing art and design projects that work with Light, Expression and Surface.
Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hunter St
Unit Coordinator & Lecturer:
Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 June
10am - 4pm
Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Friday 29 June
10am - 4pm
Monday 2, Tuesday 3 and Friday 6 July
10am - 4pm
Task 1: Light (25%) Monday 25 June in class;
Task 2: Surface (35%) Monday 2 July in class;
Task 3: Expression (40%) 10am Monday 9 July to Reception
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
27 April, 2015