Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)


Cultural Arts Research Project is one of the focus units offered in the Master of Cultural Arts. Students will conduct original research into an aspect of the Cultural Arts under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. In Cultural Arts research Project B, this 24-point unit, sstudents will complete a Masters Coursework thesis (minor thesis), which may take the form of an extended essay, a critical literature review or a small-scale case study/survey based report. It is expected that the thesis will be theoretically, methodologically and technically sophisticated. This thesis will be based on research designed and commenced in Cultural Arts research Project A.


On successful completion of Cultural Arts Research Project B, students will be able to:

  1. gather and analyse additional data if appropriate;
  2. to apply theory to practice;
  3. and present a coherent and well organised argument based on all of these;


Minor thesis (15000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)


Contact hours

One 1-hour (min.) supervisory meeting per fortnight plus research/thesis writing


Students must have completed two core units and a specialisation sequence (or the equivalent)


MGX5440, MGX5300, MGX9220, MGX9230, MGX9270, MGX9280, MGX9420, MGX9600, MGX9660, MGX9720, MGX9761, MGX9850, MGX9940