CULTURAL AND THEORETICAL STUDIES 1

VPA2CT1

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Cultural & Theoretical Studies 1 provides a broad range of visual arts students with a critical and theoretical context in which to situate their studio practice. Students will be exposed to a range of texts, including art historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical as well as key artists writing about these subjects. The focus of this subject will involve exploring, analysing, and appraising how these texts and the associated key theoretical paradigms relate to and inform the production and display of visual arts practice. Students build from the basics of academic scholarly research skills and develop how these skills apply to the study of visual arts. Developing skills in analysis, evaluation and communication (reading, writing, discussing) will enable students to understand and process complex ideas associated with theoretical positions relating to visual arts practice.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA1VC1, VPA1VC2

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions CORE subject for ABCAB (Fine Art) and ABCAM (Fine Art)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate a broad range of theoretical positions that relate to contemporary visual arts practice

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, production of research journal, essay writing, delivering a seminar
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Analyse and interpret visual artworks in relation to a theoretical position

Activities:
Production of research journal, essay writing, delivering a seminar, tutorial discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Critically research a relevent topic using relevant data sources

Activities:
Search a database, produce a bibliography, essay writing, delivering a seminar, production of research journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Communicate verbally, visually and in writing ideas relating to relevant theoretical material and visual arts practice

Activities:
Tutorial discussion, delivering a seminar, essay writing, research journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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