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VIS2020 Intermediate Studio 2

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 : 28 May 2023


Pre-requisite: (VIS1010 and VIS1020) or (FSP1004 and DIT1004)
Enrolment is not permitted in VIS2020 if VSA2002 and VSA2003 have been previously completed.


This course builds upon the foundational visual art courses, and aims to establish a higher level of competency in and understanding of professional visual art practices. This course aims to increase awareness of professional practices and standards that are necessary for pursuing careers in the visual arts and related creative industries. Intermediate studios courses VIS2010 and VIS2020 are an important bridge between foundational and advanced studio courses, as they aim to increase the student’s ability to formulate links between art and ideas through reflection and process, and then to pursue these links in a self-directed manner.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in VIS1010 and VIS1020 and is integral and complementary to the understanding of VIS2010.

In this course, students will undertake studies in a minimum of two studio areas. Students should acquire new skills and advance their existing skill and knowledge, to be able to make independent realisations about the connections between art practice and ideas, then pursue these realisations in a self-directed manner. Drawing on the process-based skills and ideas developed in the foundational pre-requisite units, this course will allow students to further their creative and critical engagement within their chosen studios. Students will be required to be self-directed in identifying, designing and making studio works, which will assist them in transitioning into their final year of studio practice. This course will enable students to contextualise their practice and further develop key research and practice skills through independent and collaborative learning. This will be supported through lectures, workshop tutorials, critiques, consults and group discussions.

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 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 28 May 2023