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VIS3020 Advanced 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 : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: (VIS1010 and VIS1020 and VIS2010 and VIS2020) or (FSP1004 and DIT1004 and VIS2010 and VIS2020)
Enrolment is not permitted in VIS3020 if VSA3004 and VSA3005 have been previously completed


This advanced course offers students a focussed and highly developed understanding of studio practice, its methods and artist research within their own specific approach to contemporary art. This course is designed for students engaging in practical and theoretically reflective work within their selected visual art studio area at an advanced level. This is integral to a well-grounded understanding of the student's positioning as a professional artist and researcher within broader contemporary art fields. This capstone course serves as a pathway for further study or professional practice, as students will learn a range of advanced concepts, techniques and the skills necessary to analyse, apply and critically engage with visual art research.

This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained in VIS1010, VIS1020, VIS2010 and VIS2020, and is integral and complementary to the understanding of VIS3010. 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.

This course complements VIS3010 by critically investigating studio practice, contemporary context and individual methods. Students will apply a high level of research skills and analytical thinking in forming their studio ideas, which will then be carried out with advanced technical ability. During this course, students will focus on key areas of interest and work both independently and/or collaboratively in response to critique. Upon completion of this course, students will be well equipped to engage in professional art practice and industry, or to pursue further study at an Honours level. Students will learn to appropriately contextualise, justify and reflect on their approach to practice within a professional industry and research context. 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, art 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 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023