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Arts and Design Honours Project (10143.2)

Level: Undergraduate Honours Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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In this unit students will build on their understanding of the research processes introduced in previous units and develop their capability to conduct independent research. Drawing on advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of their discipline, as well as an understanding of research principles and methods, students will complete an independent research project and produce a dissertation that comprises an original investigation of a topic. The thesis can take the form of either:
(a) a substantial creative, design or industry-relevant work, accompanied by an exegesis of 3,000 words, or
(b) an academic dissertation of up to 10,000 words.
The research undertaken will be conducted within appropriate ethical guidelines. The unit allows students to develop their research interests and skills and exposes students to the University's research culture and opportunities to pursue further study.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Synthesise coherently advanced knowledge of their discipline principles and concepts as applied to a research project;

2. Select and practice appropriate research methods and principles demonstrating the cognitive and technical skills to design and complete a research project;

3. Design and manage a sustained research or creative project under academic supervision to meet deadlines; and

4. Communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately research outcomes using written, oral and visual means in a range of contexts.

Contact Hours

The delivery of unit content will take place through individual consultations by arrangement between the candidate and the supervisor.


8900 Research on Creative Arts and Design H AND 9489 Arts and Design Honours Symposium H.



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