UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

VISA1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit investigates introductory concepts and means of producing visual journals or art diaries. The process of keeping a journal which contains written, collaged and sketched visual material is both a personal and intellectual way of engaging with everyday activities, thoughts and emotions. The unit exposes students to methods of recording and creatively extrapolating thoughts in the visual journal by employing graphic media. Students develop practical skills to assist with the process of learning to record, correlate and develop their creative thoughts.
Outcomes This unit introduces students to a range of key thinkers, artists and works relative to developing analytical and creative skills and thought processes. It provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in creative representation and self-expression. Students demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively in visual or pictorial contexts and engage in recording digital materials and media to experimentally represent their ideas and show some understanding of aesthetics within the framework of visual culture. Students should demonstrate through practice and theory the following outcomes: (1) basic skills and understanding of digital photography, autographic recording, note-taking, sketching and collage processes; and (2) basic working knowledge of visual order and visual categorisation suitable for introductory design and design appraisal within an academic framework.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an introductory project and journal and (2) a final folio submission containing all subsequent work and journals. 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
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/VISA1050/SEM-1/2017
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