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BCA4000 Research Methods in Studio Practice

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BCAH or MSTA

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Students MUST have completed appropriate a discipline studio specific courses in their chosen creative arts discipline (advice should be sought from BCAH Coordinator or Discipline Head) prior to enrolment in this course.

This course is offered as an option in Semester 1, instead of HMT4005 Research Design


This course builds upon BCA Project B and enables students to identify and critically apply research methods within their own studio practice. At an Honours level, it is important that the student is able to establish an informed grounding of how their studio research is positioned within a contemporary and professional art context.

The purpose of the course is to enable students to critically navigate between theory, individual research and the professional art industry. This will cover a diverse range different approaches to creative studio practices, theoretical and cultural positionings of the artist in order to facilitate the students understanding of the relationship between theoretical and studio based research.

The key learning outcome is to develop studio research outcomes via critical engagement with the contemporary art industry on a local, national and international level.

Students having completed the course will have a thorough understanding of their own studio research methodologies and how their work is positioned within the contemporary art industry.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba