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VIS1402 Artists and their Studio Practice

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 : 21 March 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in VIS1402 if VSA2001 has been previously completed.


Fundamental knowledge about visual art ideas and processes is essential for both students of art and practising artists. As such, students should learn how to critically engage with, and form an understanding of, artists’ intentions, and how these are realised through process and material. The aim of this course is to provide students with the foundational skills required to critically examine art practices. This knowledge underpins both the ongoing discussion of art and ideas, and the studio practices of individual artists engaged with professional art industries.

This course will examine multifaceted approaches to art practice and aesthetics, positioned within the focus of 20th and 21st century cultural and artistic theories. Students will view and research key artists and the ways in which they articulate conceptual intentions to reach creative outcomes. The knowledge obtained from this course will form the basis for subsequent courses about art and ideas, and provides key information for students engaged in studio-based courses or activity, who will need to become critically reflective of their own work, as practicing artists. This course will also introduce students to discussions about the public reception of artworks, and how works can become a conversation between artist and viewer.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023