AHT4112 - Major project - Art history and theory honours - 2019

18 points, SCA Band 1, 0.375 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



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


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


Project Studies is the second part of a major curating or art history and theory research project. Following on from AHT4111, it provides an opportunity to extend and complete the research in to issues of art practice in the area(s) chosen by the student and approved by the department by at the time of application. Consisting of a 15000 word written thesis or curatorial project equivalent, students will be expected to meet regularly with their supervisors while undertaking independent research.


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

  1. Critically reflect and respond to 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. Apply research methodology to conduct high level scholarly or curatorial research in their chosen field;
  4. Articulate interpretations of the literature or curatorial practice in their chosen field.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

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

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