Fine Art Studio Practice - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Folio - Final Folio Assessment (60%) , Presentation - Studio Research Presentation (40%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit was previously known as Art Project: Innovation and Investigation.

This unit is designed to further develop your capacity for reflection and research-based enquiry into skills, techniques, methods and processes of visual art. You will gain further skills in articulating the studio research process and further develop conceptual frameworks that support artistic practice.

You must supply your own art materials and have access to a digital camera and/or scanner for documenting your artwork for assessment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply innovative skills, techniques, methods or processes within a studio practice
  2. critique and reflect upon the application of skills, techniques, methods and processes
  3. effectively document the decision-making and the experimentation process to present research findings
  4. originate and manufacture an innovative series of contemporary works.
  • Folio — Final Folio Assessment (60%)
  • Presentation — Studio Research Presentation (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Your are recommended to have completed Level 1 and 2 requirements of the BA (Fine Art) or BA (Fine Art and Visual Culture) major or have approval of equivalent knowledge before starting this.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Supply your own art materials and have access to a digital camera and/or scanner for documenting your artwork for assessment.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to self directed research project
2Research ideas / contextualise
3Research methods and materials
4Produce a body or series of artworks to express ideas for further development

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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