Courses & Units

Introduction to Creative Practice Research Methodologies FSA506



Commencing candidates will demonstrate learning and ability in undertaking a practice-based research project through development, writing and presentation of their research objectives and an annotated bibliography or through development of a piece of spatialised writing that includes propositional, relational and critical forms of writing.  For candidates who have completed more than six months of study and XGR501 and/or XGR502 learning and ability will be demonstrated through a written research context paper that will form the basis of their confirmation presentation.


This unit prepares commencing HDR candidates for practice-based research in the Creative Arts. The unit aims to help candidates to steep themselves in the theory of their own research area, and to be able to examine it analytically in relationship to research production. It will cover material related to research methods theory and practice including: presenting a visual thesis for examination by exhibition; methods appropriate to creative arts research; reporting the results of visual experimentation within the structure of a written exegesis; original knowledge and contribution; creative arts outputs and dissemination avenues.


Unit name Introduction to Creative Practice Research Methodologies
Unit code FSA506
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts

Dr. Toby Juliff

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Have gained understanding of the principles and practices in higher levels of research skills specific to artistic research.
  2. Have gained understanding of the relationship of writing to practice within a research higher degree structure.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to convey ideas and information clearly and fluently in written form through written assessment.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100301

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Teaching Pattern

Delivery is through blending learning and seminar presentations supported by readings and group discussion.


Research Aims and Objective and Annotated Bibliography OR Writing on Artwork (100%)

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