Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we advance previous knowledge and experience of chosen media, enabling students to achieve a higher level of proficiency and confidence in realising contemporary concepts. In self-contained, fully supervised workshops we will augment students' expertise in the specialised media of Ceramics, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking, Photography, Photojournalism or Illustration. Provided over four week blocks in each of the media, workshops and lecturer supervision of student investigations and production. Self-directed assignments will be developed in tandem with the students' major studies in consultation with lecturers.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulia McCormick

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct a individual approach to your own work and how it relates to contemporary theorical or traditional context.

Presentation of exploration and other experiments in creating solutions in your work through back up work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and contextualize either individual or collaborative artworks

Produce work for reviews and assessment dates through management of assigned work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Demonstrate the research undertaken with the materials you use within your discipline

Produce an art or design journal demonstrating the research, exploration and experimentation within your chosen media
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Demonstrate the ways that your visual expression synthesizes ideas and concepts developed in your practice in a folio of artwork

Small peer groups to discuss reviews along with selected readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Produce a coherent body of art or design work through practice as research

Develop a range of studio skills used within contemporary art or design practice to produce a personal approach to self designed assignments.

06. Reflect critically on the contemporary art or design theorical positions and their relationship with the student's own work

Use oral skills to present a critical review of your studio practice.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulia McCormick

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Gallery/Design Research documentation (400 word equivalent)10 06
Group discussions (400 word equivalent)10 04
Presentation of a coherent folio of art or design work in your discipline (1000 word equivalent)25 05
Presentation of developmental art or design works (400 word equivalent)10 01
Presentation of self designed assignments (1600 word equivalent)40 02
Workshop Research journal(200 word equivalent)5 03