Honours units of study descriptions

Honours by Studio Practice and Research Paper

CAHO4001 Contemporary Arts Honours A

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1 Classes: average 1x1hr fortnightly meeting with the supervisor Corequisites: Corequisites: CAHO4005 Assessment: 5,000-7,000 word research paper (40%) and substantial exhibition, performance or installation of artwork (60%) presented at an oral examination in semester 2. Mode of delivery: Supervision
Contemporary Art Honours is a year-long program. At the end of Honours year you are required to present a 5000-7000 word research paper and a substantial exhibition, performance or installation of artwork. In this unit of study you will research and develop a coherent body of studio work that is individually conceived. In addition, you will research and prepare the first draft of the research paper. Both are monitored through regular meetings with your supervisor who provides advice and feedback. Through the critical intersection of praxis and theoretical enquiry you will develop methods to engage critically with contemporary ideas. By undertaking intensive studio investigation you will deepen your understanding of your own production of artworks and will strengthen your connections with the broader field.
CAHO4002 Contemporary Arts Honours B

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Classes: average 1x1hr fortnightly meeting with the supervisor Prerequisites: CAHO4001 and CAHO4005 Assessment: 5,000-7,000 word research paper (40%) and substantial exhibition, performance or installation of artwork (60%) presented at an oral examination Mode of delivery: Supervision
Contemporary Art Honours B continues the development of your independent project commenced in the previous semester. Through a continued exploration within the studio, you will work towards refining a body of work to be presented for examination as a substantial exhibition, performance or installation of artwork. Theoretical concerns are articulated in a 5000-7000 word research paper to be presented as a supporting document to the studio project. Regular meetings with your supervisor provide advice and feedback.
CAHO4005 Research Honours Seminar

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hour lecture/week and 1x1-hour seminar/week Corequisites: Corequisites: CAHO4001 or CAHO4003 Assessment: 1x2,000-word essay (50%) and 1xseminar presentation (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study serves as a point of articulation between the Honours paper and the studio practice. In this unit students will establish a methodology where members of the cohort will be able to identify philosophies, theories and the dynamics that are central to their art practice. It takes the research proposal as a starting point, to generate critical discussion and develop ideas. Theories discussed can include, but are not limited to, materialism, relational aesthetics and representation. This unit of study also provides a framework within which you will develop an essential understanding of research methodologies to support your individual project. Topics covered will include approaches to researching, the author¿s voice and its role in the text and organising and structuring documents. You are expected to further develop your critical and analytical skills in readings, discussion and essay writing. You will write a paper identifying the ideas and theories central to your project and present an individual seminar on your developing studio research.

Honours by Dissertation

CAHO4003 Contemporary Arts Honours Dissertation A

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1 Classes: average 1x1hr fortnightly meeting with the supervisor Corequisites: Corequisites: CAHO4005 Assessment: 15,000 word dissertation (100%) presented at an oral examination in semester 2 Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit of study you will conduct supervised and independent study focused on a self-nominated research topic. The outcome of this year-long study is a dissertation of 15,000 words that should demonstrate a commitment to serious scholarship, a focussed investigation, disciplined editing and rigorous analysis. Throughout this semester you will work towards refining your research interests, conducting research and developing an argument. Regular meetings with your supervisor provide advice and feedback.
CAHO4004 Contemporary Arts Honours Dissertation B

Credit points: 24 Session: Semester 2 Classes: average 1x1hr fortnightly meeting with the supervisor Prerequisites: CAHO4003 and CAHO4005 Assessment: 15,000 word dissertation (100%) presented at an oral examination Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit of study you will conduct supervised and independent study focused on a self-nominated research topic. The outcome of this year-long study is a dissertation of 15,000 words that should demonstrate a commitment to serious scholarship, a focussed investigation, disciplined editing and rigorous analysis. Throughout this semester you will work towards refining your research interests, conducting research and developing an argument. Regular meetings with your supervisor provide advice and feedback.
CAHO4005 Research Honours Seminar

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1-hour lecture/week and 1x1-hour seminar/week Corequisites: Corequisites: CAHO4001 or CAHO4003 Assessment: 1x2,000-word essay (50%) and 1xseminar presentation (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study serves as a point of articulation between the Honours paper and the studio practice. In this unit students will establish a methodology where members of the cohort will be able to identify philosophies, theories and the dynamics that are central to their art practice. It takes the research proposal as a starting point, to generate critical discussion and develop ideas. Theories discussed can include, but are not limited to, materialism, relational aesthetics and representation. This unit of study also provides a framework within which you will develop an essential understanding of research methodologies to support your individual project. Topics covered will include approaches to researching, the author¿s voice and its role in the text and organising and structuring documents. You are expected to further develop your critical and analytical skills in readings, discussion and essay writing. You will write a paper identifying the ideas and theories central to your project and present an individual seminar on your developing studio research.