VSA4002(B) - Minor thesis part 2 - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Mr Stephen Palmer

Not offered in 2017


The minor thesis should be on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the department by the end of the previous year. Students will be expected to commence work during the long vacation. The thesis will be written under supervision, and students will be expected to meet regularly with their supervisors. The thesis must be submitted in two typed copies, suitably bound, no later than the final day of the second semester.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. undertake sustained independent research in art history and theory at a professional level
  2. advance a original interpretation or a critical review of literature in their chosen area in order to develop a systematic argument
  3. develop a bibliography at a level compatible with entry level to a higher research degree
  4. think critically and communicate concepts and ideas in a logical and coherent way


Thesis (15,000 - 18,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)