Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Anne Marsh


This unit is designed to assist honours students specializing in art/design theory to extend their preferred field/s of study through a program of directed reading and critical writing, facilitated by regular seminars with senior Theory staff.


  1. To enable honours-level students to consolidate and extend their reading in fields of study relevant
to their research.
  1. To encourage and develop students' capacity to formulate critical responses and develop
sophisticated written interpretations of key issues in the field of art and/or design theory.
  1. To encourage students to explore new or unfamiliar theoretical material of relevance to their
advanced studies in art and/or design theory.


Literature report (2000 words) 70%; Essay (4000 words) 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Anne Marsh

Contact hours

2 hours of seminars and 10 hours of private study per week