Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art


Professor Rex Butler



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit is designed to assist honours students specializing in art/design theory to extend their preferred field/s of study through a program of directed reading and critical writing, facilitated by regular seminars with senior Art history and theory staff.


  1. To enable honours-level students to consolidate and extend their reading in fields of study relevant

to their research.

  1. To encourage and develop students' capacity to formulate critical responses and develop

sophisticated written interpretations of key issues in the field of art and/or design theory.

  1. To encourage students to explore new or unfamiliar theoretical material of relevance to their

advanced studies in art and/or design theory.


Literature report (2000 words) 70%; Essay (4000 words) 70%

Workload requirements

2 hours of seminars and 10 hours of private study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)