The 1st Year involves introduction to experimental art practice and theory and encourages students' individual sense of responsibility, self-discipline and efficient management of time. In this year, students develop and practice interaction with materials, mediums and media and learn to understand and distinguish 20th Century Modernist art movements and their driving theories. This is also a community-based year, with many programme-specific and inter-programme activities.
The 2nd Year focuses on the mediums of text, sound and moving image. Students work through directed class projects but are encouraged to explore such focus through their own interests and in varied disciplines. In this year, art history and aesthetics appreciation is explored through an introduction to contemporary art and its driving theories. Students continue to participate in the programme-specific activities.
20th Century Western Art
Text, Writing, Sound and Moving Image in the Art Context (studio)
Seminar in Text, Writing, Sound and Moving Image
Analysis and Writing 1
Expanded Physical/Visual Fields and Embodiment; Social, Communal and Cross-cultural Art
Seminar in Physical/Visual Fields and Embodiment; Social, Communal and Cross-cultural Art
The 3rd Year concerns the beginning of a mature and self-directed level of artwork conducted by the students within the parameters of 4-week projects. Such projects encourage independent use of knowledge, skills and experience gained from 1st and 2nd year. This year involves students in the practical, reflective and self-critical demonstration of their artistic methods, and enables initial practice in accepting and working with artistic evaluation and criticism from both lecturers and student peers. Similar participation, as in previous years, in the programme's activities.
The 4th Year of the programme is the students' opportunity to both broaden and consolidate their interests and knowledge gained from the three previous years. Students develop a preparatory project in which the content of their final project should be considered and proposed through practical visual/material research. By the second semester, students should have established clear criteria for their final project outcome and will work on this, the writing of a reflective/academic account of their project's process, and an individual concluding exhibition.
Art Project/Art Research: Time/Space/Place-based Art 1
Art Project/Art Research: Time/Space/Place-based Art 2