Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This 3000 level course consolidates and refines information, ideas, skills and working attitudes in preparation for developing individual projects and independent research in relation to 2D or 3D or Photomedia art disciplines. The course emphasises independent thinking and problem-solving, leading to the establishment of a sound professional basis of art practice within and across the media of the student's choosing. Students progressively are encouraged to take greater responsibility for a self-directed program that uniquely expresses their concerns and which can be contextualised within the broader framework of contemporary art practice.



  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. Create, analyse and critique their own artistic output in a chosen media or combined media at an advanced level

2. Demonstrate high level of individual synthesis of core theoretical principles in artistic realisation

3. Demonstrate advanced and well resolved 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 enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.

Assessment items

Project: 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