units

MVA5001

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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24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Full year 2014 (Day)
Gippsland Full year 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Rodney Forbes

Synopsis

The MVA studio project is non-prescriptive in the terms of its content but, in centring on a single project or body of work, it is strongly oriented toward the development of independence in creative work. The unit concentrates on the integrity of the visual project, encouraging students to refine the relationship between representational methods and subject matter, a quest for coherence of intention, style and meaning. The intention is to develop a level of independence and ability autonomously and confidently to determine artistic directions.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. be able to develop a critical awareness of their levels of skill and conceptual originality
  2. achieve independence in the gestation and execution of their work
  3. be able to realize a visual project with a high level of integrity and internal coherence, resulting in a body of work of technical and aesthetic refinement.

Assessment

Preliminary studio art project: 10%
Final folio of studio art work: 90%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Full time: 9 hours of studio sessions plus 39 hours of independent study weekly over one semester. Part time: 4.5 hours of studio sessions plus 19.5 hours independent study weekly over two semesters.

Prerequisites