Frequently Asked Questions

Updated for Semester 1, 2024

Why are studios divided into second and third year studios? Which studio should I choose?
From Semester 1, 2024, studios will be delivered as either second or third year studios. If you are enrolled in GRAP2641 or GRAP2643, then you must choose from the batch of second year studios. If you are enrolled in GRAP2249 or GRAP2251, you must choose from the third year studios.

I'm a second year student, can I do a studio which is for third years? I'm a third year student, can I do a student which is for second years?
Sorry, No. (See previous answer)

Will studio X, which is currently marked as a third year studio, be available for second years in another semester?
It may happen, but we can't offer any guarantee. Studio offerings for each semester depend on many factors, including the studio lead's availability to teach that studio in that semester. We aim to provide studios across each of the following broad areas at each year level in each semester: Type & Publishing; Digital Futures; Craft & Image; Logos, Brands, and Culture.

I'm a second year student but I'd prefer doing a third year studio, can I just enrol into that code so I can take that studio?
No. Completing (2nd year) Studio 2 & 3 is a pre-requisite for enrolling into (3rd year) studio 4 & 5. If you attempt to enrol into a third year studio without completing your second year studios, you will be moved into the first available slot in any second year studio (i.e. you will lose the opportunity to preference).

Will my studio be delivered online or face-to-face in 2024?
All studios will be delivered entirely face-to-face. You will be scheduled for 5 hours of face-to-face teaching time each week. You cannot enrol in a studio if you are not able to attend classes in person.

How do I enrol into my preferred studio?
You must use the myTimetable system to provide preferences for at least 8 studios you would like to enrol into. Once the timetabling period is closed, you will be placed into one of these preferences. You can change your preferences at any time during the 2 weeks myTimetable remains open. After it closes, if you need to make a change to your studio, you can also do so through myTimetable.

Does every student get one of their preferences?
We do our very best to place students into their highest studio preference, often in the top 3 out of 8. Some studios are more popular than others, and may become over-subscribed. Studios may also clash with your other electives or scheduled classes. So our advice is to look through all studio proposals carefully and provide 8 preferences.

I only see a couple of studios I'm interested in, so should I only preference those?
It is strongly advised you provide a preference for all 9 studios (i.e. rank them from 1 to 9). If you only place a few preferences, it is possible you will be placed into a studio you have not chosen.

What are the chances that I will get my first studio preference?
A number of factors determine which studio you get. These factors include timetabling into other courses (such as electives), how many others select your preferred studio. With almost 450 students balloting studios, it is very unlikely that every student will be able to enrol into their #1 preference. Again, be sure to make at least 8 preferences.

When/where will I know which studio I am enrolled in?
Your assigned studio will appear on myTimetable after allocations are complete.

I didn't get the studio I wanted, can you please arrange for a change?
If you can see an availability in myTimetable, then YOU can make the change request in myTimetable. We cannot make exceptions and move students around once studios are full. Please do NOT contact studio leads directly, they have no access to timetable systems.

I absolutely must change my studio because *reasons*, what can I do?
Check myTimetable for available space in alternative studios. Many students move around once the myTimetable results are published, so it MAY be possible to swap with another student who has also changed their mind. However because studios are sometimes filled to capacity they may have multiple students waiting to enter. It is not fair on students or teachers when studios are filled beyond their capacity, so we cannot add more students than the capacity of the studio.

I know the studio lead, so can I just email them to ask them if I can join their class?
No. Really, no. Studio leads have no control on preferencing, and cannot manually add you to their classes. Contacting a studio lead can cause delays and confusion, and anyway will not change the outcome of the preferencing system. The myTimetable system, which is controlled at a university level, is the only way to enrol into studios.

Ooooft! This is all too confusing and I'm not sure what is expected of me. What should I do?
Breathe. Then contact the studios coordinator ~~~> Andy Simionato