AR540 Arts and Creativity



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit provides a practical introduction to and instruction of the skills and techniques of contemporary painting and art making processes. The experimentation and development of a creative process in painting will allow for formal conventions of painting to be discussed and practiced while also engaging critical and analytical thinking and visual perception in regards to the theories and techniques of painting. Students will develop abilities in relationship to a number of painting principles, for example: the nature and relationship of colour and tone, the effect and relevance of light, as well as figurative and compositional structures. In response to a given theme and in consultation with the lecturer students will experiment with and develop their own creative process, ideas, imagery and visual language within painting activities and begin developing a personal body of painting work which will include works from both within and outside of class. Underpinning all practical work and theoretical concepts discussed students will be encouraged to develop and critically analyse the connection between the Christian faith and spirituality and their creative process.


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2024 and Semester 2, 2025 (Every Year, Semester 2)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.