FNA4011 - Studio methodology - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Dr Fiona Macdonald

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (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