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Studio Studies 5 (FINA30001)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 37.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeFINA30001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Building on Studio Studies 4, the expectation is that students have established an independent studio program and begun to consolidate and resolve the aesthetic, conceptual and practical developments in their work. Consideration and preparation for the end of year Graduate Exhibition and the Honours Year is emphasised. The professional practice component focuses on the practical application of procedures, practices and protocols to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to have an understanding of the broader arts industry and to function as practising professional artists.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject should enable students to:

• intensify and consolidate studio based artistic practice;

• effectively apply management and organisational strategies toward sustained studio work practice

• establish experimental work practice, extend conceptual skills and refine research methods;

• deepen the exploration, knowledge and understanding of the student’s chosen area of study;

• extend ability to critically analyse and evaluate personal artistic processes and resolutions.

Generic skills

At the completion of the subject students should be able to:

• demonstrate capacities for 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 in the 21st century;

• work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of 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
FINA20030 Studio Studies 4
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%).

For more detailed assessment information refer to your program's subject handouts. 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 1
    Principal coordinatorRaafat Ishak
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours84-144 hours contact plus 108 to 156 supervised studio hours per semester (depending on the technical requirements of studio program undertaken)
    Total time commitment300 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

200-300 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject is delivered through supervised time in the studio, structured classes, regular individual and group tutorials and where appropriate practical, workshop training sessions.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Incidental Fees will apply for the purpose of accessing workshops/labs and purchase of materials as relevant.

    Recommended texts and other resources


  • 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