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CAHO4001: Contemporary Arts Honours A

2023 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAHO4001
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 18
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of contemporary art practices, histories and theories that inform your own creative processes
  • LO2. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking
  • LO3. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives to extend your creative practice
  • LO4. communicate your ideas professionally, creatively and effectively
  • LO5. locate your creative perspective in the broader arts and social community
  • LO6. show awareness, sensitivity and empathy to subjective, cultural and racial differences
  • LO7. use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather and disseminate information
  • LO8. apply Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) to all aspects of studio practice.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Supervision Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

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