Course Title: Professional Development and Art Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Development and Art Practice

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Course Coordinator: Dr Keely Macarow

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5208

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 7.4.32

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Through a series of group lectures and InDesign workshops, you will consider the connections between writing, texts, design and your DFA practice based research project. This course will introduce design strategies and processes to enhance the design and function of the Doctoral exegesis/Appropriate Durable Record (ADR) and encourage you to be visually and textually discursive within the exegesis/ADR.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will design a style guide (font, image treatment, colour scheme and rationale for your exegesis/ADR) which is intended to be idiosyncratic and reflective of your plans for your exegesis/ADR. The style guide will respond to your practice based research and can be used as the design plan for your exegesis/ADR. It is encouraged that you develop the style guide for the purposes of this course as a way of experimenting with the visual and conceptual design of the exegesis/ADR.

At the conclusion of this course, you will have developed a high level of critical awareness of the discursive relationship between visual design and writing for the purposes of the Doctoral exegesis/ADR.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students enrolled in the course will participate in group lectures and InDesign workshops throughout semester two.

Overview of Learning Resources

Computer Lab in Building 49.

Overview of Assessment

Style guide (80%) and class exercises (20%).