Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - 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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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Fine Art
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Helen Johnson


This unit is the fifth in the Visual Practices sequence. In this unit students will focus on their chosen areas of interest reflected in their choice of workshops. Topics will include curatorship, arts writing and a range of contemporary art approaches. A high degree of independence, combined with advanced conceptual lucidity and prowess in the development of curatorial, collective and individual practices should be evident at this stage. Students develop individual programs in conjunction with the lecturers that reflect their personal direction and evolving practice, either curatorial, theoretical or practical.


On successful completion of this unit, students should:

  1. Be strongly self-motivated, and able to construct a program of work derived from various workshops that reflect a coherent direction which imaginatively addresses their own concerns;
  2. Be able to produce outcomes that display conviction, confidence and control in concepts and materials, or collaborative and curatorial practice and be able to isolate areas of their work that require further research and sustain a directed inquiry into these;
  3. Deepen their understanding of current issues in fine art and recognise the potential to produce works within the framework of contemporary culture;
  4. Be able to position and contextualise the evaluations of their work and that of other students within the historical and contemporary context and express these observations through a range of outcomes, and;
  5. Have increased understanding, and be able to practice, the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the studio, and are able to collaborate and co-operate safely and productively within the studio environment with observance of the OHS&E regulations and policies of the studio.


100% mixed mode.

Workload requirements

24 hours per week, including 8 hours of taught studio and 16 hours of personal study and studio practice.

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Chief examiner(s)


A pass in VPR2002


Any FNA level 3 unit