VPA320 Studio Research and Seminar (24)

This subject is designed to enable the student to demonstrate the ability to apply and synthesise technical and conceptual knowledge through research into contemporary and historical arts practices including drawing, design, new media, animation, jewellery and photography. The outcome will be a focused body of new work(s) in their second major area of study when completing a double degree.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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:
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to exercise reflective and critical judgement as it applies to their selected field of study
  • be capable of working collaboratively and independantly in challenging current arts and design practices through the use of appropriate technologies
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the position of their selected major field of study nationally and internationally


This subject will cover the following topics:

- The role of historical and contemporary visual outcomes in the development of innovative new works - Research and research methodologies in the production of innovative visual art/design outcomes

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of VPA320 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Discipline specific task 1: portfolio/progress
Discipline specific task 2: major project
Discipline specific task 3: research project

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.