Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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 Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Prato Second semester 2012 (Day)
Prato Trimester 3 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Rodney Forbes (Gippsland), Claudia Terstappen (Prato)


Students explore themes in their work in relation to cultures and traditions. The investigation comprises research into the conceptual, formal and technical aspects of the work of a number of appropriate artists. 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. be able to express analytically and critically, in oral and written form, associations and differences between their own work and the work of other artists who have worked or are working within a similar tradition or theme;
  2. be able to further investigate the specific themes and subject matter they are pursuing in their art practice;
  3. be able to connect the formal, technical and conceptual relationships of their work;
  4. have an ability to work independently by setting their own specific goals within their research.


Folio: 80%
Journal: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Rodney Forbes

Contact hours

8 studio hours and 16 independent study hours per week