Contemporary Art

The course structure requires you to complete a cohesive sequence of core units of study supplemented by a range of electives and a capstone unit that unites the themes of the whole course in a major contemporary art project.

As part of your studies, you complete a compulsory praxis component of study that can be undertaken as:

(a) an industry placement
(b) a professional project
(c) a research project consisting of an academically rigorous written component that prepares you for a higher degree research pathway.

This course is part of an embedded sequence including the graduate diploma and master’s degree.

Full-time pathway

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
CACA5001 Project 1: Critical Thinking CACA5002 Project 2: Critical Contexts CAMI6003 Praxis: Professional Placement, or CAMI6004 Praxis: Industry Placement, or CAMA6005 Praxis: Research Project
CACA5003 Contemporary Art: Histories and Theories** Elective* CAMA6002 Final Project
Elective* Elective* Elective*
    Elective*

*Choose a unit of study from Table B - Postgraduate elective units of study. You can also apply to take a 6-credit point unit of study offered by another faculty. Please use the Special Permission function in Sydney Student.

**Students starting the course mid year (July) take CACA5003 in the second semester of their studies.

You can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art once you successfully complete all Semester 1 and 2 units of study.

Part-time pathway (recommended)

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
CACA5001 Project 1: Critical Thinking Elective* CACA5002 Project 2: Critical Contexts Elective* Elective* CAMI6003 Praxis: Professional Placement, or CAMI6004 Praxis: Industry Placement, or CAMA6005 Praxis: Research Project
  Elective* CACA5003 Contemporary Art: Histories and Theories (option 1) Elective* CACA5003 Contemporary Art: Histories and Theories (option 2) CAMA6002 Final Project