MVA4002 - Studio discipline B - 2018

18 points, SCA Band 1, 0.375 EFTSL

Postgraduate - 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

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tony Hanning


Ms Rosalind Atkins

Not offered in 2018


MVA4001Not offered in 2018


This unit further pursues links between technique and subject matter in a quest to find-through practice-coherence of intention, style and meaning. It deals with matters of taste and appreciation, reaching to delicate issues in the critique of style and iconography, and arriving at intuitions of the poetic. The unit provides for the student to propose his or her directions at all stages, with the critical guidance of the lecturer.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. develop technical methods and appreciate the poetic impact that this development has upon their subject matter
  2. realize a poetic dynamic relating content and technical methods
  3. identify and resolve complex conceptual problems of intention and content in their own work
  4. handle critical views about their work and respond either with suitable changes in practice or counter-arguments which deflect the criticisms.


Preliminary studio art project: 25% + Final folio of studio art work: 75%

Workload requirements

F/T 9 studio hours and 27 independent study hours weekly for one semester or P/T 4.5 studio hours and 13.5 independent study hours weekly for two semesters

See also Unit timetable information