ART517 Topic Research and Development (16)

In this subject students examine and develop the initial Exhibition/Performance/Project proposal they submitted for acceptance into the MCP. In order to put students' work into perspective attention is first paid to investigating methodology and research techniques appropriate to the proposal. Under the guidance of their supervisor students then focus on practical work in order to develop their Exhibition/Performance/Project to final proposal stage.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Creative Practice

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • investigate research techniques appropriate to their arts practice;
  • critically reflect on their own work and discuss it with other people;
  • develop an initial proposal for a substantial body of work in an approved field of arts practice through to final proposal stage;
  • submit a final proposal for their Exhibition/Performance/Project.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • arts practice research techniques;
  • critical reflection on one's own arts practice;
  • seminar presentations;
  • topic development;
  • drafting, polishing and submitting final Exhibition/Performance/Project topic proposals.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.