Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bachelor of Fine Art

Course Code: 617 AA
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Coordinator: Jan Murray
Applications Close: 5/10/2007

0. Overview
0. Description
0. Objectives
0. Prerequisites
0. Generic Skills
0. Student Commitment
0. Assessment
0. Course Progression Guidelines
0. Qualification for Award
0. Subjects by Year
0. Subjects

A three year undergraduate degree in Fine Art. Students undertake study in one of the Studio Programs of Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Photography or Sculpture and Spatial Practice.
The Bachelor of Fine Art aims to produce professional practitioners in the contemporary visual arts.

The subjects offered are shown below for the Studio Studies program. Within the Studio Studies program students choose from a menu of programs that provide a focus for their initial studies, according to specific technological and materials practices, such as the Photography Program that will introduce students to the technological and methods of both analogue and digital photographic practices. Similarly a student who opts for the Sculpture and Spatial Practice Program will be provided with the necessary skill and safe uses of materials.

In addition to the major study in the studio students will be required to undertake the adjunct studies as a co-requisite including Visual Art Theory and History and the courses delivered through the Common Curriculum.

Course Structure
Year 1
Studio Studies 1
Related Studies (discipline) 1
Visual Art Theory and History 1
The Artist in the World Part 1
Studio Studies 2
Related Studies (discipline) 2
Visual Art Theory and History 2
The Artist in the World Part 2
Year 2
Studio Studies 3
Visual Art Theory and History 3
The World in the Artist 2A
Studio Studies 4
Elective or Independent Study Program
Visual Art Theory and History 4
The World in the Artist 2B
Year 3
Studio Studies 5
Visual Art Theory and History 5
Collaborative Contract
Studio Studies 6
Visual Art Theory and History 6
Professional Development

The objectives of this course are to:
0. produce professional practitioners in the contemporary visual arts;
0. enable students to learn the skills and techniques required for contemporary art production;
0. encourage the simultaneous development of students’ conceptual and technical abilities by providing a study program that is designed to relate to the practical and theoretical requirement of visual art disciplines;
0. enhance student awareness of their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society by providing opportunities for informed critical enquiry, social interaction and cultural exploration during their studies;
0. allow students, if they so desire, to move away from medium-dominated directions in their art activities;
0. enable student learning in aspects of the history and theory of the visual arts and culture in order to build up their understanding and knowledge of the past and present;
0. enable students to prepare themselves for postgraduate study;
0. provide opportunities for students to work in a range of mediums of their choosing.
Students should have successfully completed an approved Year 12 course of study or equivalent with a pass in English.
Generic Skills
At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:
0. demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
0. demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
0. demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
0. work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
0. demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
0. understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Student Commitment
Contact and supervised studio hours have been included in each of the major study subject descriptions to accurately reflect the mode of teaching and supervision.
Contact hours include attendance at classes, tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, other individual instruction and excursions. Supervised studio hours are the hours that students are expected to commit to working in their studios to fulfil course requirements.
The Assessment statements in the subject descriptions should be read in conjunction with the information given in the following paragraphs.

Assessment and grading will be decided through the exercise of professional judgement, the result being arrived at through the averaging of individual results supplied by each member of a panel.

The panel may consist of the Head of the Studio Program and appropriate academic staff.

The assessment of Visual Art Theory and History and Independent Studies Program subjects differs from this general pattern and students should refer to the Assessment statements for these subjects for information.
The criteria for assessment are the successful completion of set subject requirements; demonstration of conceptual ability as indicated by the exploration of ideas, demonstration of critical capacity as evidenced by selection of work and level of critical process brought to bear on the project, item or program; evidence of independent work practices as demonstrated by the research for and development of work produced; technical, manipulative and perceptual skills displayed and the quality of the work submitted.
Course Progression Guidelines
The maximum time permitted for completion of the course is six years.

The progress of a student will be deemed to be unsatisfactory if the student:
(a) fails to pass 50 % of the total credit points in any semester; or
(b) obtains two successive fails in any one subject.
Qualification for Award
The award of the Bachelor of Fine Art in the Studio Programs of Drawing, Printmaking, Painting, Photography or Sculpture and Spatial Practice requires the successful completion of the prescribed subjects



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Qualification: Diploma (AQF)
Training Package: LMT00 - Textiles, Clothing and Footwear
National Code: LMT50306
Course No: 19508
Nominal Hours: 1604
Vocational Area: Business Arts and Info Tech
Program Area: Textile Clothing & Footwear
Availability: This course is not currently being offered at any locations, but you can check for related courses and proposed locations on the Find a course page.

This course is for people who want to learn and apply creative, practical,
Technical skills and knowledge, and to explore the application of design
And product development processes as a means of gaining employment in the
Fashion industry at an assistant manager level.
The focus of this qualification is on the design and development of fashion
Concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and
analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising, all within a
industry context.

The principles and techniques of block construction, figure and size
analysis, patternmaking and garment cutting and construction are the key
to successful garment design and development.

Depending on the electives selected, areas covered include textile fibre
and fabric identification and analysis of their characteristics, fabric
manipulation to achieve creative effects, identifying design influences,
sketching, fashion illustration, and applying design elements and
Principles to fashion concept development, developing product
Specifications, development of the fashion designs through patternmaking,
Pattern draping, grading and advanced construction techniques for complex
garments, lingerie and swimwear design, block construction using sizing
systems, analysing garment fit, calculating costs and communicating and
selling design concepts, using computer technology and specialist fashion
computer software for fashion industry applications. The training
environment will simulate what it is like to work in the fashion industry,
Industry-linkage work placement with a host fashion company is included in

It is a hands-on course that allows for creative expression to develop and
displayed through the design, development and production of fashion ranges
applying design studio processes to meet client briefs.
Career Opportunities
Graduates from this qualification are well-placed to gain employment within the
fashion industry as assistant designers, product developers, assistant
patternmakers and graders, CAD operators, specification technicians, fashion
prototype developers, assistant production managers, assistant supply chain
managers, assistant brand managers, and fashion merchandisers.

When you finish this course you may be eligible to do LMT60306 Advanced
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
Students with LMT31406 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
and LMT30505 Certificate III in Clothing Production are encouraged to do this

Entry Requirements
NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent.

Early Exit Points
Depending on your choice of electives you may be eligible to receive LMT41006
Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (19507).

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stacy said...

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