RESEARCH METHODS A - VISUAL ARTS

VPA4RMA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline


In this subject students will be introduced to and examine ideas and methodologies relevant to practice-led research. In weekly seminars students will engage with key ideas, theories and methodological frameworks, which will inform and help refine their research question/proposal and develop a research methodology appropriate to their year-long project. Subjects covered in the seminars will include the investigation of advanced theory, the development of research skills and an exploration of methodological approaches in a contemporary art and practice-led context. This will be complemented by gallery visits and studio critique sessions. Students will expand their theoretical knowledge and develop critical, analytical and research skills required to write a minor thesis (exegesis) which through the exploration of content and contextual data describes their area of research interest.


This subject is linked to the second semester subject VPA4RMB and the writing of the final exegesis and must be undertaken concurrently with VPA4SPA in Semester 1.


Honours can only be completed full time.






SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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 (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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