ARTS302 Research and Professional Practice II

Updated: 04 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 36cp in a relevant subject including at least 24cp passed at credit level or better and 12cp at 300 level, and permission of unit coordinator
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

The 36cp prerequisite should be in units from the relevant subject in which the ARTS302 project will be undertaken. Where this unit appears as a listed unit in a Major or Extended Major, the topic must relate to the relevant discipline area, in order to be included within the Major.

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must gain the written approval of a supervisor (following submission of their project proposal form) and the unit coordinator prior to the commencement of trimester.

For further details and application form, see Enrolling in ARTS301 or ARTS302 on the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences website.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Fincina Hopgood (
Unit Description

This unit offers students near the end of a major sequence in one of the Arts subject areas within the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences an opportunity to pursue independent study at an advanced level under supervision on an agreed research topic or practical project not covered in existing undergraduate units. For some disciplines, unit activities may include group work. Assessment is normally by individual project (in some disciplines, a group creative practice project is permitted, i.e. Music, Theatre Studies, although assessment is on basis of individual work). The unit does not provide set classes or teaching materials.

Enrolment in this unit needs approval from the School. To obtain approval, students are required to negotiate a project topic with a nominated supervisor and submit a satisfactory formal proposal, in accordance with School guidelines. Approval depends on the availability of supervision and resources.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply disciplinary knowledge to define and plan a research topic or practical project in their area of specialisation;
  2. apply relevant disciplinary methods to develop a topic or project;
  3. research, evaluate and synthesise ideas and sources independently; and
  4. organise and present ideas and knowledge coherently in written form and/or other appropriate mode of expression.