VISA1051 Art in the Environment

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Through the media of drawing, photography and sculpture, this unit examines the critical relationship between art and social space. Students explore the nature of art in public places and how art operates as an extension and/or counterpoint to the context of the gallery. Students research these modes of practice and formulate artwork of their own with a view to responding to the conditions of site.
Students are able to (1) develop skills in a range of areas from presentation of ideas, to archival management and the roles and responsibilities of work in the public arena; (2) demonstrate basic skills in three-dimensional model making using a range of techniques; (3) discuss the ideas of art in a variety of environments; (4) evaluate art in relation to the context of contemporary theories and methodologies; and (5) develop a knowledge of art as an interdisciplinary practice.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) folio submission of all studio projects completed in class; (2) final folio submission containing all journals and painting projects; and (3) visual and oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Paul Trinidad
Contact hours
studios: 3 hours per week
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