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Unit Overview


The Fine Arts Honours Dissertation by Art Practice Part 2 provides students with an opportunity to apply advanced skills and considered critical judgement in the completion and presentation of a major studio based research project of significant scope. The research project comprises this unit and the previous Fine Arts Honours Dissertation by Art Practice Part 1 (ARTF4004) which are taken sequentially and form a program of sustained research under the individual supervision of an academic member of staff. It is expected that students will conclude their research through the presentation of art works concurrent with the submission of their Fine Arts Honours Exegesis (ARTF4003).

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Fine Arts [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]

Students are able to (1) demonstrate high levels of competency in independent research; (2) design and sustain a comprehensive program of studio-based investigation; (3) apply sophisticated methods, skills and technical refinement in the development of art works; (4) apply critical skills to identify and resolve conceptual difficulties in the refinement of completed art works; (5) articulate considered ideas that discuss their studio-based research with clarity and receptivity; and (6) evaluate correlations in art discourse relevant to their development and presentation of art works.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: folio submission/exhibition. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Ionat Zurr
Unit rules
ARTF4004 Fine Arts Honours Dissertation by Art Practice Part 1
ARTF4003 Fine Arts Honours Exegesis
VISA4005 Fine Arts Honours Project Part 2
Contact hours
fortnightly meetings with supervising staff
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.