AHT4111 - Project studies. Art history and theory honours - 2019

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 Art

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Helen Hughes


Dr Helen Hughes

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Must be enrolled in F3701 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours)


This unit is the first part of a major art history, theory or curating research project. It provides an opportunity to research issues of art practice in the area(s) chosen by the student and approved by the department at the time of application. The thesis or equivalent will be developed under supervision, and students will be expected to meet regularly with their supervisors while undertaking independent research. This unit is followed by AHT4112 Major project under which the project and research must be completed.


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

  1. Identify and critically evaluate current discourse in relation to an area of contemporary artistic production or curation;
  2. Advance sustained critical arguments in relation to a specialised topic;
  3. Use research methodology to conduct high level scholarly or curatorial research in their chosen field;
  4. Communicate fresh interpretations of the literature or curatorial practice in their chosen field.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours (lecture, tutorial, individual supervision) per week.

See also Unit timetable information