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 introduces HDR candidates to the theory of creative practice research methodologies. The objective is to provide students with an understanding of various  methodological issues and approaches related to creative practice research projects. Creative practice research projects seek to bring together theoretical and practical knowledge informed by practice–based, practice led or studio based research investigation. The unit will equip students with a theoretical framework with which to underpin their practice. It will enable students to make informed methodological choices relevant to their own work, from a broad spectrum of thematic approaches, related to current creative practice.


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

Svenja Kratz

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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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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 methodology review (40%): 1500 words

Research Methodology (60%): For PHD candidates the writing should be of 3000 words. MFA candidates 2000 words

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