1 x 4.5-hour practical weekly
Topic description

This topic introduces students to a variety of approaches and creative practices in one of the studio areas available. Students will gain an understanding of the safe use of materials, tools and equipment associated with studio practice. Students will produce works that demonstrate a range of skills, media, and techniques.

Studio availability varies from year to year and may include ceramics, drawing, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide students with an introduction to the studio
  • Provide students with the techniques and knowledge to handle materials specific to each studio safely
  • Enable students to develop a folio of work
  • Enable students to develop a journal, including the collection, use and maintenance of relevant information
  • Introduce students to materials
  • Introduce students to conceptual development
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safe studio practices and relevant OH&S procedures
  2. Create and maintain a journal
  3. Produce works which demonstrate a range of skills, media and techniques
  4. Demonstrate the ability to realise visual ideas production of considered art works
  5. Present a critique of selected works to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of visual elements and dynamics

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.