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.
1x1-hour lecture/week and 1x1-hour seminar/week
1x2,000-word essay (50%) and 1xseminar presentation (50%)
CAHO4001 or CAHO4003