Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This studio-based course encourages an experimental, interdisciplinary approach to creative art-making. By pushing the boundaries of traditional media and disciplines, students will conceptualise and develop art works that challenge conventional outcomes. Students’ technical skills and creative imagination is supported through structured assessments and access to multimedia studios and technologies. Students will also research artists whose practice represents an expansive and cross-disciplinary understanding of contemporary art and studio practice.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART2230. Students who have successfully completed AART2230 are not eligible to enrol in AART3000.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Apply experimentation across a variety of material practices in different settings;

2. Conceptualise and produce well-resolved and inventive work using multiple techniques and formats;

3. Identify appropriate presentation methods that enhance the creative work's aesthetic impact;

4. Critique contemporary visual art works and articulate the measure of a successful studio art practice;

5. Provide evidence, in creative art works, of interdisciplinary studio collaborations.


Topics will include:

  • Imaginative use of existing images, texts and/or objects;
  • Conceptual and creative thinking in relation to art works;
  • Process driven and time-based media including painting and drawing;
  • Creative use of reprographic tools;
  • Collage, bricolage, montage and assemblage;
  • Innovative application of a variety of analogue, digital media and materials;
  • Peer critique and collaboration;
  • Research skills and case studies;
  • Professional opportunities for artists;


To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed 40 units at the 1000 level and 20 units at the 2000 level. Students who have successfully completed AART3230 or AART2230 cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Journal: Journal (30%)

Project: Project 1 Studio Output (30%)

Project: Project 2 (40%)

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1

Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 2

Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 12

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