Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Creative Interfaces in Collage

UM LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course




DESCRIPTION Collage has an outstanding tradition in the visual arts, expanding the meaning and form of drawing to include diverse tactile materials, multimedia and digital extensions informing the creative processes of contemporary artists. This study-unit will enable students to fuse new approaches in landscape environments through the language of ‘collage’. Students will engage in a project to develop a creative portfolio of practice exploring the landscape through the versatility of collage and combined media. They will investigate key collage masters such as John Stezaker, Paul Citroen, Christo, David Hockney, Matta-Clark and others. The development of collage and photomontage, both abstract and illustrative, will be studied through key artists such as Rauschenberg and Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Raoul Haussmann, John Heartfield and El Lissitsky for their innovative uses of collage, as well as the contemporary radical uses by Thomas Hirschborn or Dash Snow, and designers such as Rem Koolhaas, Mary Miss, Bernhard Hoesli, Richard Meier, Mies van der Rohe, Rogers and Le Corbusier who have used collage as a creative medium.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim of this workshop is to stimulate creative approaches in exploring and combining contemporary methods in collage.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- understand the recent history, key artists and changing trends in the development of collage.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- develop integrative skills in contemporary methods of collage;
- critically evaluate themes of contemporary hybrid visual culture;
- gain confidence in exploring and fusing approaches in art and design.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Qualifications: Portfolio


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Sept. Asst Session Weighting
Portfolio SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Josephine Ann Mary Camilleri
Anabel Cordina


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