1 x 6-hour practical weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
^ VISA1003 - Studio Fundamentals
Creative work, Journal, Portfolio, Presentation
Topic description

In this topic students commence their studio specialisation, and choose the studio in which they will continue their sequence of studio practice. This may be the studio undertaken in VISA1003 Studio Funamentals, or a different one may be selected.

Students will develop the application of media and techniques in their studio practice. Additionally, students will explore how this field developed historically, and its interconnection with other areas of the visual arts, alongside developing practical and creative skills in their chosen studio area.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop their skills in one studio area
  • Explore a range of concepts and techniques in that studio
  • Explore how works in their chosen studio have developed historically, and how this development has influenced contemporary practice
  • Develop an understanding of the creative process, including the documentation of the development of creative work
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Produce creative works in their chosen studio through experimentation with concepts and processes
  2. Critically evaluate and discuss artists and artworks related to their studio area
  3. Document and research historical processes and influences in that studio
  4. Reflect on their own creative development
  5. Demonstrate safe practice and relevant WH&S procedures

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.