Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This 2000 level course offers students the opportunity for intensive development of their individual skills with a focus on the use of chosen media and technology in their practice in a studio setting. Emphasis is placed upon individual development and self-directed work practice.

Classes will emphasise experimentation and exploration of contemporary ideas and technical approaches used across a range of 2D art practices (drawing, painting and print media) 3D art practices (ceramics, sculpture, fibres/textiles) or Photomedia (analogue and digital). Contemporary practice, independent thinking and problem solving are also emphasised.



  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Create, analysise and critique their own artistic output in a chosen media or combined media at a developed level

2. Demonstrate reflection of core theoretical principles in artistic realisation

3. Demonstrate effective integration of distinctive practices

4. Efficiently manage the process of completion and presentation

5. Provide clear and well defined explanations and analysis of completed works with reference to historical and contemporary issues and concerns in practice


Content will include

  • Supervised skills and practice development
  • Development of critical thinking skills through the analysis of key historical, conceptual, ethical, and theoretical issues that underpin contemporary fine art practice
  • Development of research journals and methodologies
  • Engagement in studio practice
  • Guest lectures and relevant gallery and festival visits


This course is only available to students who are active in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) or Bachelor of Creative Industries programs.

Assessment items

Project: Studio - Production and Submission of Work

Journal: Journal

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term