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VIS1020 3D 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 VIS1020 if VSA1001 and VSA1002 have been previously completed.


Art students need to be able to research concepts, techniques and skills in order to develop, reflect and apply their understanding of historical, traditional and contemporary visual art practice. In addition, students need to be aware of cross-disciplinary studio practices and hybrid approaches to installation. This course is significant in its offering of foundational skills, processes and materials within 3D contemporary art practice. Students will be introduced to a range of technical, conceptual, practical and observational skills related to the three-dimensional studio areas of Sculpture and Ceramics.

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 learn about various processes, techniques and materials associated with the three-dimensional visual arts studio areas of Sculpture and Ceramics. The practical skills developed in these areas will be underpinned by a foundational approach to artist research, ideas development and analytical thinking. This course will offer a range of lectures, workshop tutorials, critiques and consults which will support the development of the student's contemporary practice, ideas and research. The work of established professional artists will be analysed in order to increase student insight into their own approaches to three-dimensional practice. The visual language, studio research and artist reflection used at this level will be appropriate with skill-development.

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.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023