VPA315 Portfolio (16)

Students undertake a limited number of staff initiated assignments which are tailored to the individual needs and directions of the student and lead to the professional application of arts practice through the development of the student's aesthetic sensibilities, together with the promotion of critical analysis.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VPA315. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • show a marked degree of independence
  • demonstrate the capacity to develop original works using a number of processes and approaches
  • show the ability to develop ideas to a final realisation


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Students undertake a limited number of staff initiated assignments taking into account the individual directions and fields of study of the students.
  • Each topic demands preliminary studies and in depth investigations and documentation to allow for individual and original interpretation. Assignments are undertaken in close consultation with the Lecturer to develop a professional approach to problem solving. Topics and Assignments address the resolution of discipline appropriate outcomes toward the presentation at the end of semester of a coherent portfolio in the fields of Multimedia, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Sound Production, Digital Media, Screen and Media or Communication.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.