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VSA3005 Contemporary Art Practice 5

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: VSA2003 and VSA3004


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

For 3rd Year courses: This course offers students a more focused and advanced understanding of studio research and research methodologies in relation to their own specific research in visual art within the central topic of Here and Now. The course is significant in its aim to provide students with a well-grounded understanding of their positioning as a researcher within the broader contemporary art field. The course is advantageous for students engaged in practical and/or theoretical work at an advanced level and aiming to implement this work within a professional research context.

This course employs on campus and external modes of study as a way of catering to the students’ specific approach. In on-campus and external modes students learn advanced concepts pertaining to research methodologies and their application to both theory and practice This course offers a specific understanding pertinent as a pathway for students wanting to undertake honours and postgraduate studies. This course and VSA3004 Contemporary Art Practice 4 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 4 by critically exploring studio research and research methodologies in relation to their own art/theory work. Most importantly, students are asked to critically explore research techniques and to demonstrate an informed application of these skills within their own studio/ theory focus. Students will learn to appropriately contextualise and justify their selection of research methods in relation to their practical/theoretical within an academic framework as well as professional industry framework. Therefore, this course strongly adheres to students actively researching and participating on a professional visual art platform.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023