ACV307 - Contemporary Art Practice: Research


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), CBD*

Trimester 1 2021 will be the final offering for this unit.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



Students must complete unit ACV205 or ACV206 or equivalent



Incompatible with:

ACF306, ACV407

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


The focus of this unit is on artistic processes and the development of a sustainable creative practice. It is crucial at third year for students to move from working on guided assignments to the development of one's own creative practice. Through studio enquiry, critical seminars and debate, student are expected to generate their own research question and studio inquiry and to develop a professional proposal for the trimester. With technical assistance and critical guidance offered by staff, students are asked to generate their own studio investigation by adhering to a work plan, developing a creative journal and testing a range of solutions independently and/or collaboratively. At third year level, students are expected to have the material and conceptual skills to be able to realise the technical propositions they set for themselves and engage in sophisticated exchange, studio dialogue, both in class and online. The development of the project work can be interdisciplinary in nature and span painting, drawing, video, performance, public art and installation. It is expected that research and studio inquiry will be undertaken in response to workshops, seminars and during studio intensive weeks.

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