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BCA8002 Research Methods in Studio Practice (Masters)

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 the following Program: MARA

Other requisites

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


This course builds upon BCA3000 Project B and enables students to critically analyse research methods within their own studio practice and the creative practices of other artists. At an Honours and Masters 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 contexts. This will cover a diverse range of different approaches to creative studio practices, theoretical and cultural positionings of the artist in order to enhance the students understanding of the relationship between theoretical and studio based research.

The key learning outcome is an advanced development of studio research analysis as well as outcomes via a 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 contemporary art.

Course offers

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