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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning Activities Produce a coherent thematic folio of artwork through praxis. 

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission in BEHVA or AHCAB or AHCAM

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Visualizing research : a guide for postgraduate students in art and design.

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorGray, C. & Malins J.

Year2004

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PublisherBURLINGTON : ASHGATE

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Visual methodologies : an introduction to the interpretation of visual materials.

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorRose, G.

Year2001

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PublisherLONDON ; THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. : SAGE.

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Art practice as research : inquiry in the visual arts

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSullivan, G. , c

Year2005

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PublisherOAKS, CALIF. : SAGE PUBLICATIONS

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Visual research : an introduction to research methodologies in graphic design.

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorNoble, I. & Bestley R. , c

Year2005

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PublisherLONDON : AVA.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop and apply art project management skills in a professional environment
02. Work independently and collaboratively in the creative arts discipline in response to project demands.
03. Apply interpersonal communication skills in modes suited to a range of audiences
04. Develop a research methodology around a selected content proposal
05. Develop professional academic writing skills
06. Apply appropriate presentation skills to exegesis and visual work submission.

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