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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Full year 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Full year 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Gipplsand: Rodney Forbes


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.


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.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Rodney Forbes

Contact hours

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.