ART AND VISUAL CULTURE B

VPA1VCB

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students explore key themes in contemporary art, design and visual culture. These themes vary from the creation and distribution of modernist type-faces, the position that contemporary painting finds itself in and the state of the contemporary city. Students are required to engage with works in situation and theory through readings and gallery visits. Students present seminars in small groups and are asked to question their received notions surrounding the creation, production and dissemination of art and design in the 21st century.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElliot Howard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA1VCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEmpire of SignsPrescribedRoland BarthesNEW YORK, HILL AND WANG
ReadingsRelational AestheticsPrescribedNicolas BourriaudPRESSE DU REAL
ReadingsVitamin PPrescribedBarry SchwabskyPHAIDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Carry out research including the searching of bibliographic and other data-sources and the gathering of primary and secondary research information

Activities:
Research artists/designers and writing on art and/or design practice using the library database and the internet. Produce accurate references in written work, collate research and form a bibliography.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Know a broad range of art, design and visual culture

Activities:
Present, discuss and analyse art and design works. Write about art, design and theoretical works.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Relate an art and/or design work to relevant theoretical context

Activities:
Reading set texts. Analyse art and/or design works in relation to ideas contained in set text.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Understand how to critically analyze and engage with art and/or design works

Activities:
Present, discuss and analyse art and design works. Write about art, design and theoretical works.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Use oral and written skills to interpret visual culture

Activities:
Tutorial discussion, student presentations, essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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