Art, Architecture and Design - BEIL6005

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Architecture Program

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 96 unit of credits completed

Equivalent: BENV6726

Excluded: BENV6726

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This subject aims to introduce students to the history and practice of researching Australian art and design. Conducted through seminars and independent study, the subject will introduce some of the significant histories and methodologies developed by scholars in Australian art and design and then provide an opportunity for students to undertake guided independent research on particular objects/collections/sites/projects. Typically, students will be required to demonstrate skills in identifying primary sources, technical characteristics and iconographic sources; authenticating provenance; documenting critical, historical, and theoretical interpretations of the work under examination; supplementing archival and hermeneutic research with interviews and other research techniques applicable to the project; and arguing for the findings through a short seminar presentation and a substantial written paper. Assessment will be through attendance at class and evidence of regular research on the project, a short seminar presentation to fellow students, and a 3000 - 3500 word essay.
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