School of Art - Flexible Term Courses

Flexible Term Courses are those courses that are outside the standard Semester 1 and 2 dates. These may include the study tours, courses run over semester breaks, or intensives run throughout the year. These courses count as a university elective on your transcript. Details of Flexible Term 2020 School electives are listed below. 

To add a Flexible Term Course in Enrolment Online, choose the 'Additional Term' UGRD flexible term tab, select 'add classes', then 'class search'; search for the name or course code of the course you are interested in.

For more information about a course, please contact the Studio Lead of the offering studio or the course coordinator if listed.

Please note: although we would like to offer all of the courses below, courses are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.

Course Information

  • Course Coordinator
  • Teacher
  • Contact hours
  • Location
  • Open to all students

Offering Studio & Studio Lead

  • AHTC – Tassia Joannides
  • Ceramics – Kris Coad
  • Drawing – Greg Creek
  • Gold & Silversmithing – Nicholas Bastin
  • Painting – Peter Ellis
  • Photography (BP117) – Alan Hill
  • Print – Richard Harding
  • Sculpture – Fleur Summers
  • Video – Greg Creek
  • Program Course – Martine Corompt
Mid Semester Courses


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HUSO2401 / 2403 / 2405 Theme and Variation

  • Contact Tassia Joannides
  • Start Wednesday 29 April 2020; Finish Thursday 11 June 2020. Assessment 1: Friday 22 May 2020; Assessment 2: Friday 19 June 2020. Wednesday 29 April + Friday 1 May; Wednesday 6 May + Friday 8 May; Wednesday 13 May + Friday 15 May; Wednesday 27 May + Friday 29 May; Wednesday 3 June + Friday 5 June; Wednesday 10 June + Friday 12 June
  • Online: lectures will be available online a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the tutorial; Tutorials: 5:00 to 7:00pm
  • Open to all BA Fine Art students

This class is a vertical class and you need to enrol in one of the following to participate:

  • HUSO2401 ART 2
  • HUSO2403 ART 3
  • HUSO2405 ART 4

This course examines select themes, ideas and practices in contemporary art. It introduces you to the relevant historical and theoretical contexts for these themes. Themes and concepts to be covered include aesthetics, formalism, psychoanalysis, identity, the body, surveillance, fashion, politics, and religion/spirituality. This course recognizes the importance of continuities and change in relation to the historical context for contemporary art practice.

Teacher/s: TBC

Contact hours: Intensive over 7 weeks in April -June 2020 (with a week break in the middle). Tutorials will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00-7:00pm starting from late April. Lectures will be available online a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the related tutorial.

* Please note: Students are advised to consider workload issues when undertaking 2x AHTC courses at the same time.


Aunty Bronwyn Razem (Gunditjmara Elder)

Gunditjmara Artist & Master Weaver

VART3627 Practicing with Indigenous Art (on hold)

  • Fiona Hillary
  • Intensive: Wednesday 15th April – Sunday 19th April, 2020
  • Off-site in Torquay & Apollo Bay (Gunditjmara Country)
  • Open to all students
This intensive course of study (April 15 - 19, 2020) held, in part, on Gunditjmara country  is designed for you to experience the cultural practice of weaving through hands-on engagement with the natural environment and fostering of (inter)personal connectivity. Master Weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem and artist producer, collaborator and event organiser Katja Nedoluha will guide the group in the making of a small life-size woven kangaroo, made up of multiple woven circles. In Indigenous culture, circles represent 'Meeting Place' and are of high significance. Circles are often found in Indigenous art because people have always gathered in circle for different kinds of ceremony. Aunty Bronwyn always holds space in circle during her workshops to ensure everyone is included and equal. It's a sacred space for yarning, connecting and healing. For more information about the work Aunty Bronwyn and Katja do see their website
If you enrol in this course you will need to attend all 5 days of the intensive plus a 2-hour induction in the week before and a 2-hour post-intensive discussion/debrief afterwards. This course has an enrolment capacity of 20 students only so if you are keen to participate enrol asap.  If the capacity has been reached and you can't enrol please contact and you will be placed on a waiting list.
Student Material Fee = $540
This fee includes transport/accommodation/food and cost of extra cultural education events/experiences such as:
  • Visit to Narana Cultural Centre - entry and guided tour
  • Visit to Lighthouse - Tour with Indigenous guide 
  • Class of Wayapa Wuurrk  (Indigenous form of slow movement) - Artist fee
  • Didgeridoo by the campfire – Artist fee 

**Postgrad: VART3675 (class number:1418) Art Global Intensive 2 (Practicing with Indigenous Art)

Summer Courses

Caelan Renfree Dyer, 2017

VART3514 Ceramic Fundamentals

  • Kris Coad
  • Week 1: Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd January 9.30am – 4.30pm Week 2: Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th, Friday 31st January 9.30am – 4.30pm Assessment: Monday 17th February 2020
  • 06.02.01
  • Open to all students

In this course, you will explore and experiment with the physical properties of clay and develop fundamental skills in the making of objects through ceramic hand-forming methods. You will also gain an understanding of the relationships between idea, concept, form and material as you begin to develop an individual approach to your art practice.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 22nd January, 2020. The census date for this course is 23rd January, 2020.

Contempory Asian Art


HUSO2246 Contemporary Asian Art

  • Kristen Sharp
  • Tuesday 7th January, 2020 to 24th January, 2020. Assessment 1: 23rd January, Assessment 2: 14th February, 2020. Tuesday to Fridays Lectures: 10:30 to 11:30am Tutorial 1: 12noon to 2:00pm
  • Lectures: 080.09.012 Tutorial 1: 080.09.009
  • Open to all BA Fine Art students

Contemporary Asian Art introduces you to a wide range of contemporary art practices and exhibitions from the region, with a focus on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. It locates art practice in relation to social, cultural and historical contexts and developments in Asia and globally. Through a comparative approach, you will explore complex regional and transnational interactions in art. Key topics will include: the definitions of ‘Asia’, ‘modernities’ and ‘contemporary,’ as well as issues of nationalism, globalisation, post-colonial politics, mobility and migration, cultural identity and the social/political agency of art.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 11th January, 2020. The census date for this course is 12th January, 2020.

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VART1969 Drawing Intensive

  • TBC
  • Monday January 20th to Monday January 27th, 2020 (excluding weekend and public holiday)
  • 04.05.05
  • Open to all students

This intensive course in observational drawing is conducted over six days of six hours duration. It does not require previous experience. It is designed to establish a strong skill base in drawing from observation and to place that activity in the context of ideas and process, notions of display and critical feedback.
The course is based within the genres of life drawing, object drawing and visual field drawing (both with and without the figure), including a self-directed Drawing project that will provide participants with the opportunity to develop large format drawings combining elements from the previous experiences of the intensive as well as other approaches to making and installing from their own practice. Theoretical and conceptual discussion is an ongoing component of the intensive in addition to videos, reading lists, feedback forms, documentation and group discussions.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 22nd January, 2020. The census date for this course is 23rd January, 2020.



VART1221 Lithography: From drawing to print

  • Richard Harding
  • Start 20th January, 2020. Finish 30th January, 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Assessment 6th February, 2020.
  • 49.02.02 & 18
  • Open to all students

Through practical workshops this course introduces and explores a range of processes and techniques of lithography as a medium for drawing. Line and wash techniques will be developed over a series of projects. This elective provides an introduction to lithographic skills processes, such as, preparing a stone, drawing on a stone, processing the stone with adding and subtracting to your image as well as providing ongoing students with an opportunity to extend existing skills. You will gain an understanding of safe handling of materials and processes within the lithography studio, and how to apply these to the visual expression of conceptual principles. 

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 23rd January, 2020. The census date for this course is 24th January, 2020.

Painting Elective

Studio table painting elective - Photo Peter Ellis

VART1316 Painting Elective

  • TBC
  • Tuesday January 21st to Tuesday January 28th, 2020 (excluding weekend and public holiday). Assessment 28th January, 2020
  • 02.03.04
  • Open to all students

This elective will give you an elementary understanding of the concepts and materials and contexts used in the production of paintings. You will be encouraged to experiment with and respond to materials; develop an awareness of visual perception and intuitive sensibilities; and see painting as a self-reflexive ongoing practice, which may link to your major area of study.
You will extend your knowledge regarding Painting through experimentation with different painting supports; preparation of grounds; various painting media; colour mixing; colour theory; compositional and spatial considerations. Studio based learning via projects and instruction sessions where you will be producing paintings, drawings and collages. There will be individual consultations with the lecturer involving feedback and appraisal on exercises and self-directed projects where appropriate.
Advanced projects are negotiated with students with a greater experience in the subject. The course is supported by individual visual research, including the production of a visual diary. Group tutorials, critiques, demonstrations, student presentations and gallery visits. Methods of Production, Health and Safety will be experienced.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 23rd January, 2020. The census date for this course is 23rd January, 2020.


VART3478 Photographic Screen Printing

  • Richard Harding
  • Wednesday January 8th to Friday January 17th, 2020 (excluding weekend), 9:30pm – 4:30pm. Assessment January 23th, 2020.
  • 95.01.03
  • Open to all students

This course will introduce you to screenprinting processes and technologies that focus on photographic and text based printing. The objectives of the course are to provide you with the skills and knowledge to: produce photographic screenprints; reflect upon the role of photographic screenprinting in contemporary art; and expand the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of your art practice.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 12th January, 2020. The census date for this course is 13th January, 2020.


VART3500 The Print Original Paradox: Printmaking Elective - CANCELLED

  • Jazmina Cinnas
  • Monday 3rd February, 2020 to Friday 14th February, 2020. Assessment Thursday 6th February, 2020.
  • 49.02.18
  • Open to all students

This course allows students to explore the rich possibilities offered by print processes as a foundation for conceptual investigations in art. Practical demonstrations will introduce you to the inherent properties in printmaking processes that encourage an innovative and responsive approach to art practice, with a focus on relief (lino and wood block) and intaglio (etching), with digital image manipulation.

The course is also designed to motivate and involve students in analytical thinking about visual perceptions, through processes of reproduction. A set of related projects will address the notion of process driven art making, materials and methods of production, the role of presentation, and health and safety issues within the print studio.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 5th February, 2020. The census date for this course is the 6th February, 2020.

Jean Arp, Human-Concretion, 1933

VART1398 Sculpture Elective

  • Simon Perry
  • Monday 20th January – Friday 24th January, 2020 9.30am – 4.30pm. Assessment Tuesday 28th January, 2020.
  • 37.01.04
  • Open to all students

This course is designed to introduce students to the traditions of sculpture within the framework of a current art practice and to develop sculptural values and competence in the use of materials and techniques. In this course you will develop a greater understanding of sculptural concepts and materials through the establishment and/or further investigation of a personal art practice based in object making. Students will be introduced to the skills of modelling, carving, wood and metal construction using materials such as clay, plaster, wood and wire.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 22nd January, 2020. The census date for this course is 23rd January, 2020.

Bin Dixon Ward, N.D.

VART3473 3D Printed Objects

  • Kirsten Haydon
  • Wednesday 29th January, 2020 to Wednesday 5th February, 2020 9:30am – 4:30pm. Assessment 13th February, 2020
  • 06.05.01
  • Open to all students

In this course you will explore and experience a range of materials and processes using digital manufacturing techniques and CAD modelling software to build jewellery and objects. Digital manufacturing processes covered will include laser cutting, object printing, and thermojet wax printing. CAD modelling will focus on learning basic to advanced rhino software. You will develop strategies for the integration of digital manufactured objects into the building of 3 dimensional forms. You will explore conceptual, perceptual, formal and aesthetic concerns in the rapid prototyping of jewellery and objects and reflect on these in relation to your own practice.

*Please note: The last day to add this course is 1st February, 2020. The census date for this course is 2nd February, 2020.