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Unit Overview


This studio is taught on location in both international and national settings where students are immersed in the rich experience of making art in the field. While the location in which this unit is offered will vary from year to year, students will draw on the unique social, economic, geographical and cultural contexts to develop a body of work that is informed by, and engages with those contexts and settings. This immersive and experiential studio provides students with a ‘hands-on' opportunity to develop their understanding of both national and international art practices. Building on previous study in studio-based units, students are encouraged to continue developing their independent work practices and to take greater command of the direction of their art practice.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodVariousFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) articulate the focus of your creative work in relation to the broader field of your specialisation; (2) situate your creative work in relation to the social and cultural context in which you are working; (3) utilise appropriate materials, techniques, methods and media in the development and execution of your creative work; (4) demonstrate technical competency in the realisation of your creative work; and (5) communicate information, ideas and proposals effectively in written, oral and creative modes.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) creative work; (2) visual diary

; and (3) written work. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Paul Trinidad
Unit rules
VISA2270 International Studio for Arts and Culture
Approved quota: 30—the School of Design calls for expressions of interest for participation in this unit, and ensures that a full pre-departure briefing is provided, so that students are made aware of ancillary fees, accommodation arrangements, health and security issues, visa application processes, as well as the academic content of the unit, prior to enrolling in the unit. If more than 30 students apply, a selection process is made based on academic merit, subject to students meeting the set deadlines for expression of interest and payment of program fees, which are integral for the planning and administrative requirements of running an overseas unit.
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350)
(2) Overseas field trips (estimated cost - $2000-$5000).
Contact hours
intensive in-country program: 2 weeks in January or June/July
Applications for participation in this unit can be made via Global Studio.

For Fine Arts students it is recommended you have completed either ARTF1052 or ARTF1053 before studying this unit
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.