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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Rodney Forbes


Students will consolidate and explore specific themes and subject matter evident within their studio work in relation to the cultures and traditions in which these themes already exist. An investigation into the conceptual, formal and technical aspects of the work of a number of historical and contemporary artists who are similarly concerned will be undertaken. As well as producing a folio of work, students will be expected to keep a journal which documents in visual and written form their investigations and progress. 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. observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.


Studio 80%
Journal 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Rodney Forbes

Contact hours

12 hours per week, comprising: 4 contact hours and 8 independent study hours