AD-FINART v.1 Associate Degree in Fine Art
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Associate Degrees prepare students to develop broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional/highly skilled work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 6 qualifications.
This course develops levels of competence in conceptualising, observing and analysing visual information to express visual images in a variety of media. It is interdisciplinary in nature and encourages consideration of the potential for incorporating conceptual and technical approaches from a variety of sources. Students focus on creative work in a variety of disciplines including painting, fibre or textiles, printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Students may be required to pay for additional expenses whilst on fieldwork/clinical placements.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for an Associate Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Interview and folio, as required. STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Students may be required to participate in field trips and/or short term internships during semester or in the mid-semester breaks.
Associate Degrees typically contains a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences.
The course has a common first year to introduce the basic concepts and philosophy of contemporary visual arts practice and provide an initial experience in all of the major studio disciplines taught within the Department. This enables those with a limited previous experience in fine art, visual arts or crafts practice to explore a wider range of art practice and to make a choice of major and minor studies in second year. Alternatively, the first year allows those with some prior training to develop an understanding of alternative forms of contemporary practice as a stimulus for new directions and learning. In second year, students elect a major studio area, a visual culture unit and a visual research unit. All are encouraged to undertake units offered by other teaching schools on the Kalgoorlie campus.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply discipline knowledge of creative production in both studio practice and art critical discourse; contribute to evidence based practice through visual research
2. think critically and reflectively by incorporating creativity within visual research and studio practice
3. critically evaluate visual culture, technology and literature relevant to the discipline; synthesise information from a range of sources
4. demonstrate effective visual, spoken and written communication appropriate to both studio practice and art critical discourse
5. use and discern technologies appropriate to the production of contemporary art
6. demonstrate personal awareness of a critically reflective studio practice; apply effective self-directed learning skills; sustain an engagement with visual culture and creative industries
7. recognise the significance of international visual arts and cultural practice in the development of local and national professional contemporary visual arts production
8. recognise the importance of cultural diversity and visual language; respect individuals from all cultures; develop cross-cultural collaborations that foster innovation and diversity in the visual arts
9. work independently and collaboratively, demonstrating art relevant professional practice and leadership skills
Duration and Availability
The course is two years' full-time or equivalent part-time study at Curtin University.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|COMS1010||v.1||Academic and Professional Communications||3.0||25.0|
|VISA1005||v.2||Fine Art Studio Materials||3.0||25.0|
|VISA1001||v.2||Issues in Contemporary Art||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|VISA1006||v.2||Introduction to History of Art and Design||3.0||25.0|
|GRDE1008||v.1||Art and Design Fundamentals||3.0||25.0|
|FINA1000||v.1||Art and Creativity||4.0||25.0|
|VISA1004||v.2||Fine Art Studio Methods||3.5||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|VISA2004||v.2||Fine Art Studio Strategies||3.0||25.0|
|VISA2005||v.2||Fine Art Studio Processes||3.0||25.0|
|VISA2023||v.1||History and Theory of Art and Design 1||3.0||25.0|
|VISA2021||v.1||Art Visual Research 1||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|VISA2006||v.2||Fine Art Studio Extension||3.0||25.0|
|VISA2007||v.2||Fine Art Project||3.0||25.0|
|VISA2024||v.1||History and Theory of Art and Design 2||3.0||25.0|
|VISA2022||v.1||Art Visual Research 2||3.0||25.0|
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