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Visual Art (Practice Based Art)

This guide will help you find resources for practice based visual art in the University of Melbourne Library

University of Melbourne Theses

Finding theses using the library catalogue

By using the library's catalogue, you can locate theses in your subject area by using a Keyword search. Examples are forestry and thesis. exercise and thesis, low back pain and thesis.

If there is a digital thesis available, there will be a link to it in the catalogue record that says "Connect to thesis".

Digital theses can also be found through a Subject Search in the catalogue under "Internet access to thesis" Use the "Limit this search" option to add another term.

Keyword Abbreviations for finding theses on the library catalogue

Abbreviations for UoM Theses for searching by Keyword


ph.d. Melbourne    OR 

m.mus melbourne

Abbreviations for VCA Theses for searching by Keyword


MAnimat         for all  Animateuring

                           (Drama) Theses

MFineArt         for all  Art Theses

MChor               for all  Choreography

                           Theses

MDancePerf    for all  Dance Performance

                            Theses

MFT                    for all Film & Television

                            Theses

MFT(Prod)       for all Film & Television

                            Theses (Producing)

MDramaArt(Dir) for all Master of

                             Dramatic Art (Directing)

MMusPerf         for all Music Theses

MProd                for all Production Theses

MPupp               for all Puppetry Theses

MSD                    for all Master of

                             Sound Design Theses

MThtrDes         for all Theatre Design

                            Theses

MThtrPrac        for all Theatre Practice

                             Theses

MVisArt              for all  Master of Visual

                            Art Theses

Finding Australian theses

The Australasian Digital Theses Program database ceased operation at the end of 2010. The content of that database will be accessible from the National Library of Australia’s Trove service. 

Finding theses by topic on Trove

Search all Australian theses on Trove

Search all Australian digital theses on Trove

Enter keywords in search box. Results will be limited to Australian theses only.

Note: If you search digital theses, results will be limited to digital theses only. This icon indicates online availability.

Click to access full-text.

Finding theses by institution on Trove

Use Trove to find theses by university.To limit results by institution, go to Search the ADT - Member Institution Views

The Trove links populate the search box with the code for the university concerned e.g. nuc:VMOU (for Monash University). Type your search term(s) after this code, rather than overwriting it, to limit your results to the university concerned. If you do not find the thesis you are looking for, try unticking the "Available online" box - it may not yet be digitised.

International Theses