VISA1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording

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
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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate their ability to articulate and analyse effectively a basic knowledge of the critical contexts of creative practice; (2) engage in recording digital materials and media to experimentally represent their ideas that are evident to an understanding of aesthetics within the framework of visual culture; (3) demonstrate through practice and theory the basic skills and understanding of digital photography, autographic recording, note taking, sketching, collage and various printmaking processes; and (4) express a working knowledge of visual order and visual categorisation suitable for introductory design and design appraisal within an academic framework.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a series of introductory projects and journal; (2) presentation of final project development; and (3) presentation of final project studio outcomes with support documentation. 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)
Sarah Douglas
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350).
Contact hours
studios: 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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