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Unit Overview


In this core capstone studio unit, students continue to strengthen their artistic, conceptual, technical and research skills as they work towards the development of a fully resolved and substantial portfolio of work. With support and guidance from their lecturers, students are expected to independently initiate and develop a self-directed project and/or body of work in their chosen field of practice. Additionally, students are expected to consolidate the methodological approaches and practices developed over their previous units of study as well as undertake self-reflexive, critical analysis of their own work. A portion of the weekly contact time for this unit will be devoted to the preparation and development of the exegesis. Work produced in this unit will be considered for inclusion in the Graduate Exhibition.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) discuss advanced knowledge of relevant techniques, concepts and contemporary contexts effectively in written and oral forms; (2) apply creative and critical processes to the development of ideas and creative outcomes through advanced analytical reflection on your independent art practice; (3) synthesise advanced technical, conceptual and contextual knowledge to generate a resolved body of independently created art; (4) implement practices for documenting and exhibiting creative work; and (5) synthesise critical and analytical thinking effectively in written, oral and creative modes.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: creative 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)
Sarah Douglas
Unit rules
ARTF3000 Advanced Studio
ARTF3050 Advanced Major Project
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):
Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350).
Contact hours
Up to 8 hours per week
  • 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.
  • 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.