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CAHO4006: Contemporary Arts Honours A

In this unit of study you will research and begin to develop a substantial and coherent body of studio work for exhibition that is individually conceived and planned. In addition, you will research and prepare the first draft of a 5000-7000 word research paper. Both are monitored through 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 pertaining to visual art practice. By undertaking intensive studio investigations you will deepen your understanding of your own production of artworks and strengthen connections with the broader arts field.

Code CAHO4006
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 12
A completed Bachelor of Visual Arts or external equivalent degree

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 practice
  • 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 and Safety (WHS) to all aspects of studio practice

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.