Unit description

Introduces basic materials and routines relating to a chosen studio area. Fundamental skills and media manipulation, equipment usage and occupational health and safety issues are addressed. Underlying conceptual concerns and critical thinking are addressed.

Unit content

The unit introduces students to studio routines and procedures in two different studio areas. Building on ART00621, students will undertake 2 x 6 weeks of study of a studio discipline each session, reflecting on:

  • Technical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks
  • Studio skills and techniques and equipment usage
  • Media investigations and applications
  • Composition and design strategies
  • Visual arts research strategies
  • Journal keeping
  • Professional language and terminology
  • Critical analysis in visual arts practice
  • Health and safety issues

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (6 weeks)
Creative work40%
Creative work40%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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