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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Prato First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Rodney Forbes


Independent research into historical and contemporary concepts related to individual work. General aspects and themes including metaphor, myth, narrative, imagination/fantasy, the spiritual, sign and symbol. Consolidation of relevant technical and procedural processes. Students complete a folio of art work and keep a journal in relation to the set projects. Studio practice may be undertaken in complementary areas such as painting, photography and sculpture.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have a working general knowledge of historical and contemporary concepts related to their own work and that of their peers and be able to articulate these concepts;
  2. have a conceptual framework for their own work;
  3. know how to begin to consolidate and resolve technical and procedural processes relevant to their work;
  4. have a high level of independence with regard to researching ideas and source material;
  5. have a broad interest and appreciation of contemporary art practice and culture.


Folio: 80%
Journal: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Rodney Forbes

Contact hours

8 studio hours and 16 independent study hours per week


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