Not currently offered
Course code



20 units


4000 level

Course handbook


Implement preliminary development from the course NHIL4001 into production of artworks based on the initial proposal.

Uses and extends practical skills acquired in previous courses to develop a self-directed research project including the production of visual material in related studio practice.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2020.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Prepare for post-graduate study and/or entry into the profession through a combination of theoretical, studio and practical research;

2. Produce a designed and written research exegesis/report;

3. Demonstrate visual, verbal and written communication skills to a professional standard;

4. Utilize planning skills for successful project outcomes;

5. Articulate research findings using appropriate communication skills


 Course Content:  

  1. Application of chosen research methodology to self-directed project.
  2. Collection of primary data related to self-directed project.
  3. Critical evaluation of processes and outcomes
  4. Visits to related professional organizations.
  5. Presentation of findings 


This course replaces DESN4620. If you have successfully completed DESN4620 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

NHIL4001 and NHIL4002.

Assessment items

Thesis: Final thesis/exegesis/research report