AHT4100 - Theory reading unit - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Professor Rex Butler

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)