Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Fiona Macdonald


This unit develops the focus of the PhD research through an analysis of the documentation methodologies brought to the investigations and outcomes of the candidate's research, and through a critical appraisal of the relations between the exegesis and studio methodologies.


On successful completion of this unit, candidates will:

  1. have competence in documenting the studio research with critical reflections on its concepts, processes and outcomes
  2. be able to sustain against critical scrutiny the relationship between the stated intentions of their proposal and the results of the studio work
  3. have evaluated the significance of the research through the framework of the exegesis
  4. have formulated draft conclusions of the research
  5. have completed the pre-submission seminar presentation.


Presentation on research outcomes and paper documenting a draft conclusion to total 100% assessment (5000 words).

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Workload requirements

2 hours per week, 10 hours of private study