Studio Theory Fine Arts F (THAP3432)


This Unit of Study is split into three areas: Painting; Sculpture; Printmedia

The aim in this studio is to consolidate the student's understanding of the critical debates surrounding painting at the beginning of the twenty-first century and to assist in developing a clearer understanding of the place of their
own work in this history.

The last module concentrates on personal presentation, promotion and professional practice with special emphasis on sculpture, performance and installation: appropriate avenues of exhibition, good grant writing, effective artist talks, publication facilitation (journals and catalogues), websites and attendance at festivals and other events. The module is geared at maximizing the potential of the artist as a professional in the public sphere.

Professional Practice: using a combination of formal lectures, student seminars and gallery visits, the unit helps students develop a clearer understanding of the relationship between their own art practice and the professional and public domains in which they intend to work. The roles of galleries, public funding, the Internet and other vocational contexts are surveyed.

Further unit of study information


Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 60 hrs


Assessment is based on successful completion of written and or/seminar assignments (100%)


This is a studio - driven program focusing on the practices of artists as primary research and supported with the relevant theoretical frameworks. Consequently these references are subject to change and will be advised in the UoS outline at the beginning of semester.


Australia Council:

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge




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.