ARTF2270 (Inter)national Studio for Arts and Culture

6 points
Not available in 2020VariousFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Level 2 elective
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.
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Paul Trinidad
Unit rules
ARTF1052 Fine Arts Studio: Record, Visualise & Imagine (formerly VISA 1050 Art of Visualisation and Recording) ARTF1053 Fine Arts Studio: Space, Time & Beyond (formerly VISA1053 Video Art: Methods and Means)
ARTF1054 Drawing Foundations (formerly VISA1054 Art of Drawing)
HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
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 or contact your Faculty Office).
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.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.