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VIS3010 Advanced Studio 1

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


Pre-requisite: (VIS1010 and VIS1020 and VIS2010 and VIS2020) or (FSP1004 and DIT1004 and VIS2010 and VIS2020)
Enrolment is not permitted in VIS3010 if VSA3004 and VSA3005 have been previously completed


This advanced course offers students an extensive understanding of studio practice and its methods, as well as research within a contemporary art context. This course develops the student as a practising artist as it is is designed for students engaging in practical and theoretically reflective work within their selected visual art studio area at an advanced level. A central aim of this course is to support students in their development of advanced concepts and techniques, as well as the skills needed to analyse, apply and critically engage with visual arts research in the context of contemporary practice and other creative art disciplines.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in VIS1010, VIS1020, VIS2010 and VIS2020, and is integral and complementary to the understanding of VIS3020. It is also complementary to advanced courses VAP3100 and VAP3200, and together, the suite of 8 studio-based courses equip students with the knowledge, research ability and skill competencies needed for further study at Honours and postgraduate levels.

In this course, students will undertake studies in a minimum of one studio area. This course builds on the intermediate studio courses by addressing studio practice and research within a contemporary art context at an advanced level. Students will focus on expanding research methods, and demonstrating articulate written, spoken and visual language through their studio and self-reflective practices. Across this course, students will further develop independent and/or collaborative projects under the guidance of staff. The work produced will be of a high professional standard and will prepare students for further study at Honours and/or postgraduate level, or to work within creative industries. Students will be introduced to the various career pathways within professional arts industries. These include: practicing artist, curator, gallery administrator, art education officer, art teacher, arts writer and more. This enables the student to cater their learning to individual career aspirations.

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 21 March 2023