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MVA4021

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robert Nelson

Synopsis

On successful completion of this unit, candidates will be able to develop their initial proposal for studio practice with a critical awareness of artistic positionality as well as the potential for challenge, debate and expansion, appreciate that methodology is a critique of method as well as a useful investigative tool, and have a knowledge of the language of theory in order to express the cultural values of their work, not just their practical dimensions

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be able to develop their initial proposal for studio practice with a critical awareness of artistic positionality as well as the potential for challenge, debate and expansion;
  2. appreciate that methodology is a critique of method as well as a useful investigative tool;
  3. have a knowledge of the language of theory in order to express the cultural values of their work, not just their practical dimensions.

Assessment

Preliminary assignment on studio proposal (1500 words) 25%
Seminar paper (4500 words) 75%

Chief examiner(s)

Robert Nelson

Contact hours

12 hours per week including one 2-hour seminar and 10-hours independant study

Prerequisites

Admission to MVA course