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

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Art


Dr Fiona Macdonald



  • First semester 2016 (On-campus block of classes)
  • First semester 2016 (Day)


Studio practice at the honours level is advanced and research-based. Studio Methodology is designed to compliment the primary Bachelor of Fine Art Honours studio research project unit, Project Studies, by introducing students to advanced studio research methodologies. Through a discursive engagement with this range of methodologies and their field of enquiry, the student will be able to develop a studio-based practice appropriate for their individual Honours year project.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. develop a discursive approach to their field of enquiry
  2. demonstrate a critical understanding of studio methodologies in contemporary practice
  3. demonstrate the ability to generate a studio methodology relevant to their practice
  4. demonstrate the potential for advanced research in their field
  5. demonstrate an understanding of research ethics and research integrity
  6. appreciate the difference between professional practice in their discipline and studio research in their discipline


Folio presentation: 100%

Workload requirements

On-campus: 3 hours class per week
Off-campus: 9 hours independent study

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Chief examiner(s)


Must also be concurrently enrolled in FNA4001