Studio IV continues the emphasis on finished works. At this stage of development, the student accepts more responsibility for the direction of their work, the technical application of media, and the researching of related artists and art forms. Media and methods are open to the student as their work progresses. Discussion and research of artists, art works, media, techniques, aesthetics and theory will be included in the studio experience. Studio discussion and criticism remains a vital part of the process in the production of the art work.