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UNE unit code: ARTS301

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  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - Online
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
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  • Armidale Campus
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  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit offers students near the end of a major sequence in one of the Arts subject areas within the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences an opportunity to pursue independent study at an advanced level under supervision on an agreed research topic or practical project not covered in existing undergraduate units. For some disciplines, unit activities may include group work. Assessment is normally by individual project (in some disciplines, a group creative practice project is permitted, i.e. Music, Theatre Studies, although assessment is on basis of individual work). The unit does not provide set classes or teaching materials. Enrolment in this unit needs approval from the School. To obtain approval, students are required to negotiate a project topic with a nominated supervisor and submit a satisfactory formal proposal, in accordance with School guidelines. Approval depends on the availability of supervision and resources.


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Teaching period

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Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online
Trimester 2On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 2Online
Trimester 3Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.



A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

36cp in a relevant subject including at least 24cp passed at credit level or better and 12cp at 300 level, and permission of unit coordinator

A restriction describes a unit that you have already successfully completed, which is considered the equivalent to another unit that you are attempting to enrol in. Depending on the units you have completed previously, you may be exempt from completing subsequent restricted units. Read more.



The 36cp prerequisite should be in units from the relevant subject in which the ARTS301 project will be undertaken. Where this unit appears as a listed unit in a Major or Extended Major, the topic must relate to the relevant discipline area, in order to be included within the Major.

Prior to enrolling in this unit students must gain the written approval of a supervisor (following submission of their project proposal form) and the unit coordinator prior to the commencement of trimester.

For further details and application form, see Enrolling in ARTS301 or ARTS302 on the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences website.

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Fincina HopgoodLecturer in Screen Studies - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. apply disciplinary knowledge to define and plan a research topic or practical project in their area of specialisation;
  2. apply relevant disciplinary methods to develop a topic or project;
  3. research, evaluate and synthesise ideas and sources independently; and
  4. organise and present ideas and knowledge coherently in written form and/or other appropriate mode of expression.

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