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CAVA4003: Art Making and Artworks

2024 unit information

In this unit of study, you will develop a self-directed practice-led visual art project in tandem with a close critique of international artworks created for contemporary art events. We will explore and critique political themes, methods and conceptual approaches that contemporary artists use to suggest the diversity of global contemporary art and life. As well as the BVA/BAS, this unit would be an ideal project for honours students wishing to do a discrete project outside their major project. If you are enrolled in CAHO4006, your work for this unit of study will be a separate supplementary studio project.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAVA4003
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
48 credit points from Visual Arts or 72 credit points from CASF and CAST
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. demonstrate independent thinking through conceptualising and developing individual studio projects
  • LO2. contextualise ideas with an understanding of contemporary sculpture and the broader field of contemporary art
  • LO3. manipulate forms, materials and technologies with skill, understanding and an awareness of individual project concerns
  • LO4. critically evaluate concepts and the material resolution of their work
  • LO5. apply WH&S to all aspects of studio practice

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
There are no availabilities for previous years.

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