VISA4003 Fine Arts Honours Dissertation

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Fine Arts [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit is a major written independent research project developed by the student under the guidance and supervision of an academic member of staff. The aims of the unit are to facilitate the development of a coherent, suitably structured research paper (6000–8000 words) that provides a comprehensive and considered explanation of ideas and concepts resident within the VISA4005 Fine Arts Honours Project Part 2 submission.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate high levels of competency in independent research; (2) exhibit intellectual clarity and balanced critical judgment towards issues discussed within their writing; (3) articulate an effective explanation of central concepts resident within art works developed in their Honours Project Parts 1 and 2; (4) apply relevant illustrative material, documentation or otherwise, that will benefit comprehension of the discussion within the dissertation; and (5) form an aggregated and clear written discussion that conforms to established conventions of academic writing.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: written dissertation of 6000–8000 words. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Vladimir Todorovic
Unit rules
VISA4002 Fine Arts Honours Seminar 2: Critical Thought
VISA4005 Fine Arts Honours Project Part 2
Advisable prior study:
VISA4001 Fine Arts Honours Seminar 1: Survey and Situate
Contact hours
fortnightly consultations with supervisor
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