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Studio Options 2 (FINA20031)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeFINA20031
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Studio Options 2 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 2 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 that Studio Options 2 does not build on Studio Options 1 and that 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.

Generic skills

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.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
FINA10034 Studio Studies 2
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Assessment is based on a substantial folio of work demonstrating the range of a student’s activities during the semester, including any group of finished works, support work, drawings, journals/sketchbooks etc. and other works/material in any media the student chooses to submit (100%).

Ongoing feedback is provided to students via individual and group tutorials.

The mid-semester review takes into account the student’s progress against the following criteria:

  • Course engagement
  • Work development
  • Studio use

Formal feedback is given to students who are deemed to be at risk. Academic staff write progress reports during the semester that students sight and sign. A single mark is assigned at the end of the semester.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorRaafat Ishak
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours3 hours per week
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

10 hours per week

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019