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Studio Options1 is designed to accommodate enrichment and elaboration of a particular aspect of the student’s work practice including the development of specialised skills and techniques, methods and processes, new technologies, material practices and concepts and ideas. Students select a weekly class from a range of studio options offered by studio staff from the four streams of the undergraduate program. This gives the students the opportunity to pursue an area of interest and relevance to their practice offered in a class option and led by a range of different staff. All projects and classes are designed to intensify and extend, as well as complement and underpin the individual studio based practice and research in the second year of study.
Students enrolled in Studio Options 1 will subsequently via the portal’s online class registration process (opens 4 weeks before classes commence), choose the area or ‘elective’ to study either inside or outside of their own discipline. It is important that you register as soon as possible. The electives will only run if registration numbers are sufficient. Additionally, please note that registration quotas apply to each elective, to maximise the studio immersion.
Choices change annually, with more detailed information about each selective being made available on School and Department noticeboards.
Please be aware the Studio Options 1 is independent of Studio Options 2 and students are permitted to undertake both, or choose to do one of the two only.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject should enable students to:
- intensify and/or extend enquiry into particular aspects of work practice;
- increase confidence to undertake new and experimental approaches in developing set projects;
- gain greater understanding of ways to approach and develop artistic research;
- develop greater confidence in the articulation of ideas and critical analysis of work produced;
- continue to develop and build time management strategies in response to set deadlines;
- further stimulate and augment modes of practice and enquiry.
On completing this subject students should be able to:
• demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
• demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
• demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
• work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
• demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas; understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Last updated: 2 December 2019