ARTS501 Arts Research and Professional Practice

Updated: 06 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 candidature in a postgraduate award and permission of unit coordinator
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

Where this unit appears as a listed unit in a 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 ARTS501 or ARTS502 on the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences website.

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

This unit is designed to allow students to pursue individual research interests or to undertake an agreed program of in-depth independent study within a subject area in the Arts disciplines. There are no set classes or teaching material provided for this unit. Enrolment in this unit needs approval from the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. To obtain approval, students are required to negotiate a topic or project with a nominated supervisor and submit a satisfactory formal proposal. 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. demonstrate advanced understanding of disciplinary principles and methods to develop a topic or project;
  3. research, evaluate and synthesise ideas and sources independently and consolidate knowledge;
  4. organise and present ideas and knowledge coherently in written form and/or other appropriate mode of expression; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills in scholarship and/or professional practice with initiative and judgement.