Contemporary Art Table A: Postgraduate core units of study descriptions

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art must complete 48 credit points including: 30 credit points from the core units of study in Table A; and 18 credit points from the elective units of study as set out in Table B.
Candidates for the Master of Contemporary Art must complete 72 credit points, including: 42 credit points from the core units of study as set out in Table A, including 6 credit points from research project or industry placement or professional project units of study; and 30 credit points from the elective units of study as set out in table B. Candidates may apply to the course coordinator to substitute six credit points of Table B electives with any other postgraduate coursework unit of study in the University. Permission may also be required from the coordinator of the chosen unit.

Core Units of Study

CACA5001
Project 1: Critical Thinking
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
CACA5002
Project 2: Critical Contexts
12    P CACA5001
Semester 2
CACA5003
Contemporary Art: Histories and Theories
6      Semester 1
Year 2 Semester 1
CAMA6002
Final Project
6    P (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003)
Semester 1
Students choose one of the following:
CAMA6003
Praxis: Professional Project
6    P (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003)
N CAMA6001 or CAMA6004 or CAMA6005
Semester 1
CAMA6004
Praxis: Industry Placement
6    P (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003)
N CAMA6001 or CAMA6003 or CAMA6005


Students are required to identify and organize their own internship and present to the unit coordinator for approval prior to enrollment.
Semester 1
CAMA6005
Praxis: Research Project
6    P (CAMI5003 and CAMI5004 and CAMI5005) or (CACA5002 and CACA5003)
N CAMA6001 or CAMA6003 or CAMA6004
Semester 1

Sydney College of the Arts electives

CAEL5032
Contemporary Curating
6      Semester 1
CAEL5033
Curatorial LAB
6      Semester 2
CAEL5034
Image/Object in Photomedia
6      Semester 2
CAEL5035
The Art of Sound and Noise
6      Semester 1
CAEL5037
Investigating Clay
6      Semester 2
CAEL5038
Screen Printing: Introductory Workshop
6      Semester 1
CAEL5042
Upcycled Glass: Introducing Warm Glass
6      Semester 2
CAEL5046
Light and Space: Introducing Cast Glass

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 1
CAEL5047
Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CAEL5048
Experiments in Australasian Painting
6      Semester 1
CAEL5049
Silversmithing: Exoskeleton Extension
6      Semester 2

Arts and Social Sciences electives

ARHT6936
Biennales, Triennales and Contemporary Art

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 1
ARHT6939
The Documentary Film

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 1