Studio Materials and Methods B

Subject FINA60010 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

7 hours per week

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Dr Laura Woodward


Coordinator email:

Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject addresses and introduces students to the field of contemporary art practice through a series of set projects that will explore the basic materials, methods and concepts of sculpture and digital and installation art forms. Developed specifically for Graduate Certificate students, this subject will focus on traditional techniques and methodologies as well as exploring other related media, technologies and processes.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject will:

• assist students to extend and inform their individual art practice through undertaking studies in different and/or complimentary artistic media and processes.

• assist with the development of confidence in articulation of ideas and critical analysis of work produced.


Assessment is based on a substantial folio of work demonstrating the range of a student’s activities during the semester.

The folio will consist of work made for set exercises/projects, and related materials (100%).

Ongoing feedback is provided to students during the semester via individual and group discussion and tutorials, with the following criteria in mind:

• Course engagement

• Work development

Hurdle Requirement: is 80% class attendance is required for the folio and exhibition component to be considered for assessment purposes.

Prescribed Texts:

Incidental Fees will apply for the purpose of accessing the workshop and purchase of materials as relevant.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On the completion of this subject students will be able to:

• demonstrate a good understanding of the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century, including a willingness to engage with artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;

• demonstrate capacities for material and methodological understanding in the basic areas of sculpture and digital art forms;

• demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Visual Art

Download PDF version.