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MVA4021

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Fiona Macdonald

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)

Dr Fiona Macdonald

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites

Admission to MVA course