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Studio Arts – Photography 3 & 4

UNIT 3: Studio practices and processes

 

Introduction

 

This exciting course allows students the freedom to create and explore themes and media they are passionate about. Students commences with an Exploration Proposal highlighting a theme and parameters that the student proposes to work. Students then select and apply individual mediums and personal artist inspiration as they explore relevant subject matter to convey meaning and messages. At the conclusion of this exploration, students identify directions to move forward with in Unit 4, which is the art making stage of the course. Although at Kingswood College we have a focus on Photography, students are not limited to this one medium.

 

Students will acquire skills in a range of art mediums, particularly analogue and digital photography. They examine the Arts Industry globally and specifically Australia in relation to exhibition spaces, ethical and legal obligations and conservation and preservation. There are incursions and excursions offered to greater consolidate the classroom learning. Studio Arts is a written and practical subject requiring assignments, reports, SAC’s and a folio of artworks and documented working processes (written and visual).

 

If you have an interest in photography or art and are considering a tertiary pathway in Design or the Visual Arts this suitable subject to have in your course selection. Although not compulsory, it is encouraged that a student wishing to pursue Studio Arts has undertaking a Visual Arts Explorations elective at Year 10 such as Art, Photography or Visual Communication Design.

 

Areas of Study

  1. Exploration Proposal - Students focus on the development of an Exploration Proposal that creates a framework for the design process. It is prepared prior to the design process and expanded upon throughout the folio.
  2. Studio Process - Students focus on the exploration and development of the design process documented in the Exploration Proposal in order to develop a range of potential directions that are the basis of a folio of finished artworks for Unit 4.
  3. Artists and studio practices - Students investigate the ways in which artists have interpreted subject matter along with their influences, cultural contexts, communicated ideas and meaning in artworks.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit the student will be able to:

  1. Prepare an individual Exploration Proposal that formulates the content and parameters of an individual design process and plan how this will be undertaken.
  2. Present a design process that produces a range of creative potential directions to the concepts and ideas documented in the Exploration Proposal.
  3. Discuss art practices in relation to particular art form(s) and analyse ways in which artists develop distinctive styles in their artwork.

 

UNIT 4: Studio practice and art industry contexts

This unit focuses on the production of a cohesive folio that documents the students working processes, thoughts and inspiration, and a minimum of two finished artworks. Following on from the Unit 3 exploration and Proposal students consolidate their aims and direction to resolve ideas and subject matter, to assist in the creation of a minimum of two final artworks.

Areas of Study

  1. The creation of artworks
  2. A folio of visual and written documentation that identifies and evaluates the art making processes, influences, meanings and messages and the final artworks.
  3. Students examine a variety of art exhibitions and review the methods and considerations involved in the preparation, presentation and conservation of artworks.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit the student will be able to:

  1. Present a minimum of two finished artworks derived from the exploration and directions realised in the exploration undertaken in Unit 3 and outlined in the Exploration Proposal.
  2. Provide visual and written documentation that identifies and evaluates the extent to which the artworks reflect the selected potential directions, and effectively demonstrates a cohesive relationship between the works.
  3. Students examine a variety of art exhibitions and review the methods and considerations involved in the preparation, presentation and conservation of artworks.

Assessment

In Unit 3 and 4 Studio Arts Units satisfactory completion is based on the student’s demonstrated achievement of the set outcomes for each unit and of the student’s overall performance on assessment tasks. The assessment criterion is standard across of students undertaking the study.