Unless provided for to the contrary under this heading, the written research submitted for the award of the degree of Doctor of Visual Arts will follow those found in these guidelines. The research submitted for the DVA comprises two elements: the written research and the studio research. The balance between the written and studio research will be that previously approved by the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School after completion of the candidature confirmation procedure.
The written research must be accompanied by photographic or video documentation of no more than ten images of the studio research. The ten images may be embedded in the text, provided separately, or both.
- Candidates are required to exhibit their studio research for final examination in a public venue, and must make arrangements to secure a venue well in advance of the intended exhibition date, and notify their studio supervisor and the Secretary to the Deputy Director (Research) at the Queensland College of Art (QCA) by Week 3 in the relevant semester. Forward planning on this issue is vital to the assessment process and is the responsibility of the candidate.
- The venue chosen for the examination should be appropriate to the work and normally will be located within the Brisbane area or an area approved by the (QCA) Research & Postgraduate Committee
- The QCA may provide candidates with a subsidy of $100 towards the cost of hiring exhibition space. If the venue is rent free, this subsidy will not apply. The candidate will be reimbursed upon presentation of rental receipts.
- Access to the exhibition venue during the period of the examination must be secured by the candidate. Examination of the studio research usually will take place between 9.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
- The written research must be submitted one month prior to the scheduled exhibition date so that the examiners can be offered the opportunity to read the written work before viewing the exhibition
- Candidates must consult the Thesis Preparation guidelines, for guidance on matters such as presentation, format and the inclusion of confidential/sensitive material
- The written research must be accompanied by photographic or video documentation of no more than 10 images of the studio research. The 10 images may be embedded in the text, provided separately, or both
- The examination copies of the written research should be submitted via myGriffith, My Research, My Candidate Centre.