In Painting we encourage student development through experimentation and innovation in studio practice. This is achieved through a solid studio foundation with structured and specific learning outcomes that pertain to both historical traditions and more recent developments within painting. An informed knowledge of the procedures involved in the creative process is deemed fundamental to a broader appreciation of the contemporary role, function and diversification of painting today. The first year of the BFA provides an engaging introduction to the fundamental materials, techniques, development of visual literacy, colour, tone and composition of painting. Collectively, the program develops confidence, competency, visual literacy and independence leading to individually tailored studio-led outcomes.