ARTH 5207 - Curatorial Research Project Minor Dissertation

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

Students will embark upon a minor curatorial thesis of 10,000 -12,000 words exploring in depth an aspect one of the museological issues in Curatorial and Museum Studies A: namely: the role and function of museums, the nature and purpose of collections, the history and philosophy of museums and their collections, cultural issues of collecting, collection policies and conservation issues.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 5207
    Course Curatorial Research Project Minor Dissertation
    Coordinating Unit Art History
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completion of the Graduate Diploma Art History
    Restrictions Only available to students who have completed the GradDipArtHist and are enrolled in the MA(Cur&MuseumSt)
    Quota A quota may apply
    Course Description Students will embark upon a minor curatorial thesis of 10,000 -12,000 words exploring in depth an aspect one of the museological issues in Curatorial and Museum Studies A: namely: the role and function of museums, the nature and purpose of collections, the history and philosophy of museums and their collections, cultural issues of collecting, collection policies and conservation issues.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Catherine Speck

    Students will embark upon a minor curatorial thesis of 10,000 -12,000 words exploring in depth an aspect one of the museological issues in Curatorial and Museum Studies : namely: the role and function of museums, the nature and purpose of collections, the history and philosophy of museums and their collections, cultural issues of collecting, collection policies and conservation issues.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 apply art historical knowledge to a curatorial project
    2 demonstrate the ability to carry out independent collection-based research under supervision
    3 demonstrate the ability to carry out analytic and synthetic research skills
    4 demonstrate the ability to complete a curatorial  writing project at a high level  
    5 apply relevant computer technologies to the task
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2,3,5,7,8,9,10
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3,4,5, 6,7,9,11
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    6,8,12,13
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    3,9
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,2, 10
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    to be advised
    Recommended Resources
    to be advised
    Online Learning
    to be advised
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Independent research supplemented by work in progress seminars and individual supervision sessions.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    6 unit courses in HUMSS are designed on the assumption that all learning and assessment activities such as  reading, research, tutorials, preparatory work for seminars, etc will require approximately 312 hours over the course of the semester.
    Learning Activities Summary
    problem based learning in the negotiated curatorial research project
    Specific Course Requirements
    satisfactory completion of curatorial research project of 10,000 -12,000 words
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    to be advised
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Participation Formative and Summative 10% 1-5
    1000 word research proposal Formative and Summative 15% 2-4
    approx 8000 word curatorial project Formative and Summative 75% 2-4
    Assessment Detail
    Particpation: students will participate in all aspects of the placement - 10% weighting

    1000 word research proposal: students present a curatorial research proposal - 15% weighting

    Approx 8000 word project: students submit a curatorial research project of between 7000-8000 words - 75% weighting
    Submission
    proposal and final project to be submitted in hard copy
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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