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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Full year 2015 (Day)
Gippsland Full year 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosalind Atkins


This unit further pursues links between technique and subject matter in a quest to find-through practice-coherence of intention, style and meaning. It deals with matters of taste and appreciation, reaching to delicate issues in the critique of style and iconography, and arriving at intuitions of the poetic. 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 technical methods and appreciate the poetic impact that this development has upon their subject matter
  2. realize a poetic dynamic relating content and technical methods
  3. identify and resolve complex 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

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