vpa4rva research method visual arts a



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The theory/research component is mandatory and must be undertaken concurrently with VPA4SPA in Semester 1 and VPA4SPB and VPA4RVB in Semester 2. Critical dialogue and theoretical analysis pursued through lectures and tutorials contribute to the production of an exegesis which will inform examination of studio outcomes.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElliot Howard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission in either BEHVA or RHVAGD

Co-requisites VPA4RVB, VPA4SPB, VPA4SPA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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. Construct an approach of your own to your artwork, critically reflecting on historic or traditional approaches in your discipline.

Use writing skills to show an understanding of art practice specific to a consolidating skills in a specific discipline
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

02. Develop and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively

Developmental artwork, artist journals, personal writing on contemporary exhibitions viewed in different contexts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

03. Reflect critically on contemporary art theoretical positions and their relationship with art practice.

To consolidate an individual approach to contemporary visual arts practice and evaluate the practice within this context.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

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