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CASF1001: Studio Foundation 1

Semester 1, 2021 [Normal day] - Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

In Studio Foundation 1 you will experience a variety of Image, Object, and Screen processes. Through these 2, 3, and 4 Dimensional projects you will engage with content particular to each field of enquiry. This is designed to develop your creative engagement, conceptual understanding, and problem solving skills within a studio environment.

Unit details and rules

Unit code CASF1001
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 12
Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Assumed knowledge
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None

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Sanne Mestrom, sanne.mestrom@sydney.edu.au
Demonstrator(s) Glenn Hugh Remington, glenn.remington@sydney.edu.au
Janet Parker-Smith, janet.parker-smith@sydney.edu.au
Rhonda Dwyer, rhonda.dwyer@sydney.edu.au
Canbora Bayraktar, canbora.bayraktar@sydney.edu.au
Cobi Butcher, cobi.butcher@sydney.edu.au
Isobel Markus Dunworth, isobel.markus-dunworth@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Rebecca Beardmore, rebecca.beardmore@sydney.edu.au
Jane Gavan, jane.gavan@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Assignment Minor studio project
n/a
30% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO3 LO4 LO5
Assignment Major studio project
n/a
50% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO7
Assignment Research file/process diary
n/a
20% Multiple weeks n/a
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

An in-class oral assessment (critique) for studio based projects will be conducted at the end of each rotation and oral feedback provided progressively throughout the semester. A provisional mark for each project will be provided in week 7 for Block1 projects and in week15 for Block 2 projects.

For each Block the staff will model a set of assessment tasks in relation to the specific requirements of each project, based on the following:

Commitment:

  • the development of self-motivation applied to individual, class or assignment-based work
  • the degree of participation in class including class work, project submissions, and discussions the development of a consistent work pattern
  • Arriving to class on time and prepared with all materials required & homework completed.
  • Development and Inovation: Demonstration of the ability to initiate and realise your own objectives for studio practice.
  • You are expected to improve your abilities to experiment, and to undertake research to develop artworks that are innovative and imaginative, meeting the critical and creative objectives of the project.

Critical Awareness:

  • Demonstration of developing a critical awareness and knowledge of 2D, 3D and 4D practices and the ability to objectively evaluate your own work, select appropriate methods and materials and to formulate and evaluate ideas/methods.

Competence:

  • Demonstration of the development and application of practical skills appropriate to the technical unit delivered.

Feedback will be provided to students during class and at completion of each block.

*Students MUST successfully complete BOTH blocks to satisfy the requirements of this unit.

** Unit requirements also include a minimum of 90% attendance to all classes / plus compulsory attendance and completion of technical classes and relevant technical assignments. The weekly two-hour technical workshop provides specialised knowledge, training and technical skills that complement each academic program. These workshops teach technical competence using contemporary and traditional materials and establish a culture of ongoing education about Workplace Health and Safety and sustainable practice and are an ESSENTIAL to the successful completion of the unit.

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - XD Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: XD Workshop Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 02 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - XD Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in XD Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 03 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - XD Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in XD Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 04 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - XD Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in XD Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 05 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - XD Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in XD Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 06 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - XD Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Consultations Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 07 Review Week - Presentation and Assessment of Block 1 projects Studio (3 hr) LO2 LO3
Clean Return Equipment for next Block Rotation Independent study (2 hr) LO7
Week 08 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - 2D, 3D or 4D (1 D rotation/block) Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: 2D/3D/4D Workshop WH&S Inductions Workshop (2 hr) LO7
Week 09 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - 2D, 3D or 4D (1 D rotation/block) Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in 2D/3D/4D Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 10 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - 2D, 3D or 4D (1 D rotation/block) Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in 2D/3D/4D Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 11 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - 2D, 3D or 4D (1 D rotation/block) Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in 2D/3D/4D Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 12 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - 2D, 3D or 4D (1 D rotation/block) Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in 2D/3D/4D Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7
Week 13 Studio Based Project: Studio Block 1 - 2D, 3D or 4D (1 D rotation/block) Studio (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Technical Workshop: Mandatory Technical Workshops in 2D/3D/4D Workshop (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO4 LO7

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance:  Unit requirements also include a minimum of 90% attendance to all classes and compulsory attendance and completion of technical classes and relevant technical assignments. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ independent working time (researching, reading, studio art making, homework, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction. Students are responsible for having all materials and tools required to work in class. 
  • Communication: Students are required to check their email and CANVAS daily for updates and specific project descriptions.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 12 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 240-300 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit are linked to the CASF1001 Canvas site.

A dedicated studio specific library workshop will be delivered in Block 1 to each group to develop library research skills appropriate to studio based research.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate emerging competencies in the skills, systems, and approaches to contemporary art practice
  • LO2. apply skills in the generation of art objects and engagements relative to visual art, showing evidence of development in skills and technologies, and the capacity to reflect on the art-making process as it relates to the demands of the unit
  • LO3. demonstrate the strategies requisite to a critical awareness within art-making: the appropriate application of concepts and the willingness to explore unfamiliar approaches
  • LO4. demonstrate a commitment to art practice, deploying qualities of regularity, consistency and openness with the objective of shaping a dedicated art practice
  • LO5. adopt an experimental and imaginative approach to the creative process to pursue idiosyncratic, innovative outcomes
  • LO6. display a willingness to work in groups with the intention of developing a collaborative, inclusive and discursive approach to studio activity
  • LO7. apply Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) to all aspects of studio practice.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Feedback from 2020 delivery was incorporated into this unit through additional technical support.

Additional costs

Students will be provided with some specific materials required to complete in class project work and a material kit bag. Students will be required to supplement materials and tools relevant to their individual projects but recycled material will be encouraged. Work produced for this unit need not be overly expensive.

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