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CAEL3027: Representational Painting

2023 unit information

This course will provide an opportunity for students to explore representational painting. Students will develop an understanding of sign systems and representational imagery. A range of approaches will be covered that will encourage students to understand contemporary approaches to figuration, portraiture, still life and the landscape. Emphasis will be on direct observation and their interpretation in graphic media, especially using paint.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL3027
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points from CAEL 2000 level units or 12 credit points from CAST 2000 level units
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Competence The development and application of practical and intellectual competency and skills appropriate to the unit of studies.
  • LO2. Development Students are expected to develop the ability to initiate and realise their own objectives for studio practice and theory work within the requirements of the unit of study and their developing knowledge of its historical and theoretical context. Students are expected to improve their abilities, competency and understanding throughout a semester, and in successive semesters.
  • LO3. Critical Awareness Students are expected to develop a critical awareness and knowledge of the unit of study and develop the ability to objectively evaluate their own work, select appropriate methods and materials and to formulate and evaluate ideas/methods.
  • LO4. Commitment Commitment and self-motivation are important to a student's successful study in the unit of study. The level of commitment to study in the academic program is reflected in: the development of self-motivation applied to individual, group or assignment based work; the degree of participation in the group work, project submission, essays or discussion; the development of a consistent work pattern, and the regularity and punctuality of attendance and submissions.
  • LO5. Innovation Innovative and imaginative thinking, appropriate to the unit of study, is a measure of the quality of ideas underlying a student's work and of development in their studies.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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