Art Project: Innovation and Investigation

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

To encourage engagement with visual art, Curtin University has designed this unit, Art Project: Innovation and Investigation, to guide the student through a process of reflection and research into the techniques and ideas found in the studio-based specialisation of their choice.

Students will develop a considered strategy for their project, incorporating structured research, artistic experimentation and recording of progress. They will practise skills and methods used in their chosen specialisation and then engage in objective critique and debate with others in the study group. The project will conclude with the generation of a series of original artworks borne out of research findings and personal experiment.

The unit content is accessed online through the Open Universities Australia, and offers dedicated platforms, discussion boards, image databases and audio/video streaming. Coursework will form the basis of the unit, broken down into research, portfolio pieces and presentation.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, although it is recommended that students have already completed levels 1 and 2 of the BA (Fine Art) or BA (Fine Art and Visual Culture), or have proven equivalent knowledge Appropriate audio/visual equipment e.g. computer-based microphone and web cam are also required for project work.

Areas of study

In this Art Project: Innovation and Investigation unit, you will work on a self-directed research project to produce original artworks.

Course pathways

This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation requirement in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The exploration of visual art practice, theory and history forms a sound knowledge base for anyone with a passion for the creative or an aspiration to work professionally in the arts. This unit provides an opportunity for students to experiment freely with technique and learn to objectively critique their own work, and that of others.

This unit can form part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Visual Culture), or Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) at Curtin University.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Art Project: Innovation and Investigation from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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