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VIS1010 2D Studio Foundations

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in VIS1010 if VSA1001 and VSA1002 have been previously completed.


This course provides an entry point for students who are interested in developing their skills in visual art in the areas of Painting, Printmaking and Drawing. Foundation courses provide an introduction to ways in which links can be made between practical and reflective processes, concepts and research. Upon completion of this course, students should have gained skills and confidence with materials and a basic understanding of presentation, and be able to make links between their own visual arts practice, and a broader art historical and contemporary visual arts framework. Students should be able to pursue opportunities in diverse areas, from visual arts industry roles to other creative industries such as design, illustration, film and education.

This course is the first of two foundational studio courses. Students will need to complete both VIS1010 2D Studio Foundations and VIS1020 3D Studio Foundations before engaging in VIS2010 Immediate Studio 1 and VIS2020 Immediate Studio 2 to obtain a 4 unit studio minor, and to obtain an 8 unit studio major, students will additionally need to complete VIS3010 Advanced Studio 1, VIS3020 Advanced Studio 2, VAP3100 Professional Visual Art Project 1 and VAP3200 Professional Visual Art Project 2.

Students will study in three 2D studios: Painting, Printmaking and Drawing. This is an introductory course suitable for anyone who has a passion or interest in developing their skills and understanding of visual art practice. Students will be introduced to fundamental practical skills and processes in each of the three studio areas. Across this course, students will begin to form an understanding of how the development of skills and applied processes is underpinned by a foundational approach to artist research, ideas development and analytical thinking. This course will offer a range of lectures, workshop tutorials, critiques, consults and discussions, which will support the initial development of student practice and ideas.

Due to the range of possible intensives or workshops, to gain credit for these activities, students must seek and obtain pre-approval from the discipline co-ordinator of visual arts.

On campus students will be required to undertake relevant WH&S inductions and employ the safe handling of materials, processes and equipment.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023