AHT3150 - Project studies - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 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 Art

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Luke Morgan


Dr Quentin Sprague

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Must have passed 96 credit points towards the Bachelor of Art History and Curating.


This unit is designed to assist students specialising in art history and curating to extend their field of study with practical art writing and curatorial experience. A program of directed reading and critical writing, facilitated by regular meetings with staff, will underpin a research project designed to allow students to apply the knowledge they have learnt throughout the degree. Typically, this project will include an exhibition catalogue essay and the curating of an exhibition.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence of extensive research and independent, critical thinking;
  2. Appreciate the catalogue essay as a genre of writing, with the unique cultural and practical contingencies acting upon it, and understand the variety of art writing which it comprises;
  3. Consolidate their understanding of the role of the curator as having a creative part in the production, mediation and dissemination of contemporary art;
  4. Demonstrate their ability to think creatively and express their ideas clearly in written communication.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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