RESEARCH METHODS A - VISUAL ARTS

VPA4RMA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will beintroduced to and examine ideas and methodologies relevant to practice-ledresearch. In weekly seminars students will engage with key ideas, theories andmethodological frameworks, which will inform and help refine their researchquestion/proposal and develop a research methodology appropriate to theiryear-long project. Subjects covered in the seminars will include theinvestigation of advanced theory, the development of research skills and anexploration of methodological approaches in a contemporary art and practice-ledcontext. This will be complemented by gallery visits and studio critiquesessions. Students will expand their theoretical knowledge and developcritical, analytical and research skills required to write a minor thesis(exegesis) which through the exploration of content and contextual datadescribes their area of research interest.

This subject islinked to the second semester subject VPA4RMB and the writing of the finalexegesis and must be undertaken concurrentlywith VPA4SPA in Semester 1.

Honours can only be completed full time.





SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission in BEHVA or AHCAB or AHCAM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsArt practice as research : inquiry in the visual artsRecommendedSullivan, G. , c2005.OAKS, CALIF. : SAGE PUBLICATIONS
ReadingsVisual methodologies : an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials.RecommendedRose, G., 2001LONDON ; THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. : SAGE.
ReadingsVisual research : an introduction to research methodologies in graphic design.RecommendedNoble, I. & Bestley R. , c2005LONDON : AVA.
ReadingsVisualizing research : a guide for postgraduate students in art and design.RecommendedGray, C. & Malins J., 2004.BURLINGTON : ASHGATE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop and apply art project management skills in a professional environment

Activities:
Produce a coherent thematic folio of artwork through praxis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Work independently and collaboratively in the creative arts discipline in response to project demands.

Activities:
Demonstrate the ability to analyze and contextualize either individually or collaboratively in an arts project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Apply interpersonal communication skills in modes suited to a range of audiences

Activities:
Interpret, communicate and present complex work and ideas to specialist and non specialist audiences using professional conventions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Develop a research methodology around a selected content proposal

Activities:
Demonstration of the ability to generate, research and explore ideas, concepts through integrated creative, critical thinking
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Develop professional academic writing skills

Activities:
Produce an academic exegesis/report that conforms to academic requirements
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Apply appropriate presentation skills to exegesis and visual work submission.

Activities:
Develop the appropriate professional standards of visual presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 hour of the seminars is allocated to the compulsory attendance of the weekly Art Forum Lecture Series."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contextual review and class presentation (2,500 words equivalent)This is hurdle requirement and must be completed to proceed to VPA4RMB. Final mark for Honours will consist of the assessment of the completed exegesis (linked to VPA4RMB) and the end of candidature exhibition (linked to VPA4SPB) This is an Honours year subject where students in visual arts are working on one major project which culminates in an end of year exhibition supported by 7,000 # 9,000-word ex60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Literature reviewThis is hurdle requirement and must be completed to proceed to VPA4RMB. Final mark for Honours will consist of the assessment of the completed exegesis (linked to VPA4RMB) and the end of candidature exhibition (linked to VPA4SPB) 40 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"1 hour of the seminars is allocated to the compulsory attendance of the weekly Art Forum Lecture Series."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contextual review and class presentation (2,500 words equivalent)This is hurdle requirement and must be completed to proceed to VPA4RMB. Final mark for Honours will consist of the assessment of the completed exegesis (linked to VPA4RMB) and the end of candidature exhibition (linked to VPA4SPB) This is an Honours year subject where students in visual arts are working on one major project which culminates in an end of year exhibition supported by 7,000 # 9,000-word ex60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Literature reviewThis is hurdle requirement and must be completed to proceed to VPA4RMB. Final mark for Honours will consist of the assessment of the completed exegesis (linked to VPA4RMB) and the end of candidature exhibition (linked to VPA4SPB) 40 01, 02, 03