Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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18 points, SCA Band 1, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Tony Hanning


This unit identifies links between technique and expression which allows the student to find coherence of intention, style and meaning. The purpose is to develop a self-assuring vision which directs practice to technical and poetic excellence, with iconography of an appropriately meaningful kind. The unit provides for the student to propose his or her directions at all stages, with the critical guidance of the lecturer.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. develop their technique and appreciate the impact that this development has upon their expression
  2. appreciate the relationship between content and technical methods, with special reference to their own visual production
  3. identify and resolve conceptual problems of intention and content in their own work
  4. handle critical views about their work and respond either with suitable changes in practice or counter-arguments which deflect the criticisms.


Preliminary studio art project: 25%
Final folio of studio art work: 75%

Workload requirements

F/T 9 studio hours and 27 independent study hours weekly for one semester or P/T 4.5 studio hours and 13.5 independent study hours weekly for two semesters

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Admission to MVA