Independent Studies Program

Subject 755-267 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Dependent on subject undertaken
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours over one semester
Total Time Commitment: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

It is intended that the I.S.P. will extend the scope available to cater for students with special interests and skills. Students may propose to undertake as their elective in Year Two a study in an area of endeavour either within their own studio program or one that is not offered by the School. The student's proposal must be submitted on the appropriate application form, which is available from the School office. The aims, content and assessment process of the proposed study program must be outlined and a suitable supervisor appointed. Proposals and their suitability will be considered by the Head of Studio Program and endorsed by the nominated Coordinator. Note: Subjects taken outside the College or The University of Melbourne cannot be undertaken as part of the Independent Study Program. Application should be made for cross-institutional enrolment.

Assessment: The criteria used for assessment are: the degree of development apparent in the student's work or products; the extent of the exploration of ideas and procedures; the quality of performance or product achieved by the student; and the level at which the student has achieved her or his goals as outlined in the I.S.P. proposal. Assessment will be carried out by appropriate academic staff, or the nominated Coordinator. Assessment provisions will be determined in writing when the proposal is approved.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

At the completion of the course or subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate capacities for artistic imagination, creativity, transformation and interpretation;
  • demonstrate practical skills in respect of critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, team work and oral and written communication;
  • demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges for the professional visual artist in the 21st century;
  • work at various levels, both as an individual and as a team member, in a wide variety of visual artistic environments;
  • demonstrate an open, independent and inquiring attitude towards contemporary cultural developments and new ideas;
  • understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Art

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