Foundation Studio A (MSTD1111)


The studio program is a project-based, studio-specific program. The studio program is structured to expose students to a diversity of approaches in utilising their chosen studio and its unique qualities.
The aims of the studio program are: to cultivate a contemporary dialogue of issues informing practice; to promote individual exploration within and between media; and to assist and equip students with the necessary skills for working as professional artists. Students will gain basic understanding of their chosen studio, its staffing, organisation and possible learning paths and directions for their practice and an understanding of how researching ideas can inform their own developing practice.
Students will be required to purchase some materials to complete projects.
Appropriate footwear and clothing will be required at all times.

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Further unit of study information


Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 120 hrs.


1x assessment task in week 4, 5 or 6 (20%), 1x15min review with your academic advisor in week 7 and 1x15 min oral examination of presentation of studio projects (80%) in week 15

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


MSTD1121 and CADR1001 and THAP1201 and THAP1211

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.