Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Studio Painting 38284/3298/2425/1/66
Study guide

Studio Painting 3

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Painting within Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Painting within Fine Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 36 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Gillen-Brincour Tina
Other teaching staff: Andrews Nick, Colson Vaast, De Meutter ellen
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 1080,00 hours


previously registered for Studio Painting 2.

Educational organisation (text)

The students are individually tutored and assessed in the studios, consequently participation in studio classes is obligatory. In the case of warranted absence, bring a certificate to this effect as soon as possible to the student office. Unauthorized absences may jeopardize your study.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

successfully completed the 2nd BA year.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA1 - The student has the necessary artistic skills to design and/or realize a personal project within the broad spectrum of the visual arts under supervision.
The student can work out an assignment through research, planning, documentation, execution and presentation
In the construction of a painting, the student can make technical and stylistic choices that result in a coherent end result.
BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student knows the main characteristics of painting materials (old and recently developed materials and combinations of different techniques) and can use these materials efficiently.
The student has the necessary technical insights and skills.
BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student is able to recognise the societal impact of the production process and justify it.
BA5 - When developing his/her personal visual language the students starts from a searching and reflective attitude when developing one's own visual language.
In his autonomous research, the student gradually develops a more personal position, both in terms of theme and visual language and in his plastic processing of these.
The student can translate a concentrated and focused visual perception into a painting. From a pictorial individuality, his work adds something to this perception, adding artistic and expressive value to the work.
The student has a vision on image architecture and is able to translate this vision into a readable composition.
BA6 - The student understands the characteristics of his/her personal designs and/or realizations and is able to communicate about this in an appropriate manner.
The student is able to create a personal folder or file with drawings, sketches and visual material, which testifies of his drive and motivation within his artistic research.
The student composes a portfolio with at least 15 high-quality reproductions of his / her work and a text of at least 1 typed page about their own artistic research.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student works regularly, in a self-disciplined way, without pressure from assignments and driven by his own ambition.
The student can archive his own artistic work and present it as a portfolio.

Course content

Starting from 3BA, there is no common program for students in the same studio.
The student
- individually determines the artistic path he wishes to follow.
The guidance and advice of the teachers is mainly focused on discussing the underlying thought processes and offering suitable plastic and responsible solutions.
- by composing a personal folder with drawings, sketches and other visual material, he (she) puts his drive and motivation within his artistic research.
At the end of the Bachelor program the student puts together a portfolio of high-quality reproductions of paintings and a concise accompanying text. Every year, several contemporary artists are invited as a guest lecturer. They discuss from their own understanding and experience the student's work. At the beginning of the seminary the lecturer will give an introductory lecture about his own artistic work and specific approach. The confrontation with a "foreigner", sometimes surprising view on the nature and quality of the work is somehow refreshing. A thorough introduction to the profession is encouraged in the form of joint visits to galleries for contemporary art, various Museums and temporary exhibitions in Belgium. (Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Liege, Charleroi). Through the Cross Over Workshop students can optionally add a second discipline.

Study material (text): Mandatory

- various drawing materials: pencil, charcoal, chalk, Indian ink, multiple paper types
- various painting materials: oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouache.. multiple paper + canvas types
- Various materials depending on the choice of the technical investigation (s)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis420,00 hours
  • Remark: The student participates in projects that are part of the curriculum: project weeks, exhibitions, study tours, lectures, and other projects relevant to the program.
Artistic praxis660,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00

Evaluation (text)

Continuous evaluations based on various presentation and control moments during the academic year, concluded with a jury at the end of the academic year.