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CAHO4008: Contemporary Arts Honours Dissertation A

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 towards a first written draft. Regular meetings with your supervisor provide advice and feedback. Candidate should demonstrate consistent progress in individual research.

Code CAHO4008
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. Show awareness, sensitivity and empathy to subjective, cultural and racial differences
  • LO6. Use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather and disseminate information

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.