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Major Project (Social Practice) (CCDP40002)

HonoursPoints: 75On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeCCDP40002
Year Long
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through independent research, students undertake a year-long project in the field of social practice under the guidance of an individual supervisor for presentation at the end of the academic year.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding and application of planning techniques for an independently devised major project;
  • analyse and interpret practice in a research-led context;
  • develop and express their own artistic position in an effective and lucid manner;
  • apply analytical, critical and research skills into social and community contexts.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to engage in independent and socially-engaged artistic practice
  • well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline
  • the capacity to effectively communicate the results of research and scholarship by oral and written means
  • an ability to initiate major projects and formulate viable research questions
  • a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and socially-engaged practice
  • an ability to manage time and to maximise the quality of research and scholarship
  • an understanding of, and facility with, scholarly conventions in the field
  • an understanding of the relationship with and responsibility to the cultural environment and society; respect for intellectual integrity, research and scholarship

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects



  • Hurdle requirement: The two project reviews the first mid semester 1, and the second mid semester 2.
Mid semesterN/A
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Social Practice presentation of major project, reflecting 816 hours total time commitment, the work or works deemed to be the successful outcome of the investigative process. The major project may take the form of an exhibition, public performance, publication, or similar creative output. A single mark is assigned at the end of the year. The research project will be assessed at the end of the academic year in the assessment period with an assessment weight of 100%. Two project reviews will take place: the first mid semester 1, and the second mid semester 2. The reviews  will take into account the student's progress against the following criteria: Course engagement, Project development, Field participation. Students sight and sign their progress reports and formal feedback is given to students who are deemed to be at risk. Supervisors also complete a mid-year progress report outlining progress with the project, detailing any major changes to the original project, frequency of contact and any problems encountered. Due: Semester 2 examination period
  • 816 hours
During examination period100%

Dates & times

  • Year Long
    Principal coordinatorDanny Butt
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment816 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

Last updated: 20 December 2018