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VSA3004 Contemporary Art Practice 4

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Pre-requisite: VSA2002 and VSA2003


This course is offered in ON-CAMPUS mode as STUDIO PRACTICE and EXTERNAL mode as STUDIO RESEARCH.

For 3rd Year courses: This course is essential in offering students an extensive understanding of studio research and research methodologies within a contemporary art context. The course is designed for students engaging in practical and/or theoretical work at an advanced level and offers blended learning opportunities via on campus and external modes.

In on-campus and external modes students learn advanced concepts, techniques and skills to analyse, apply and critically engage with visual art research and also understand its significance in relation to other creative art disciplines within the central topic of Identity. This course is integral to further understanding of Here and Now within VSA3005 Contemporary Art Practice 5 and BCA3001 Project B. Through this approach, this course is pertinent as a pathway for students wanting to undertake honours and postgraduate studies. This course and VSA3005 Contemporary Art Practice 5 are the capstone courses for studio practice and research and these two courses form the knowledge and skills for further study in Honours & Post-graduate research.

This course builds on Contemporary Art Practice 2 and 3 courses by addressing studio research within a contemporary art context at an advanced level. In particular, the course focuses on students being competent in identifying, analysing and applying research methodologies within their own art practice and/or within their own writing. This is further enhanced by the course content also providing an informed application of current theoretical discourse and practical examples of research methodologies within the contemporary art field. The course encourages both professional research engagement in order for students to further demonstrate research skills within visual art practice and theory. On completion of this course, students will acquire appropriate skills and resources which will allow them to pursue further studies (Honours and post-graduate).

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023