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CAHO4009: Contemporary Arts Honours Dissertation B

This unit of study follows on from CAHO4008. At the end of this unit you are required to present a 15, 000 word dissertation concerned with the field of contemporary visual arts that should demonstrate a commitment to serious scholarship, a focused investigation, disciplined editing and rigorous analysis. In this unit, you will develop your written research project from the initial research and preparatory tasks completed in your first semester through a series of progressive drafts to a refined, completed dissertation suitable for examination at the end of the unit. Regular meetings with your supervisor will continue to provide advice and feedback.

Code CAHO4009
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 18
CAHO4005 and CAHO4008

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

Unit outlines

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