Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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Monash University

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art


Mr Stephen Palmer



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit is designed to assist honours students specialising in art theory or visual culture to extend their preferred field/s of study through a program of directed reading and critical writing, facilitated by regular seminars with staff.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to:

  1. Identify and explore new and unfamiliar theoretical material of relevance to their advanced studies in art theory.
  2. Formulate critical responses and develop sophisticated written interpretations of key issues in the field of art theory.
  3. Consolidate bibliographical research in fields of study relevant to their independent research.


First Tutorial Paper: 2500 WORDS (25%)
Second Tutorial Paper: 2500 WORDS (35%)
Research Essay: 4000 WORDS (40%)

Workload requirements

4 contact hours plus 20 hours of private study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


Admission to the Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)