CULTURAL AND THEORETICAL STUDIES 2

VPA2CT2

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a broad range of visual arts students with a critical and theoretical context in which to situate their studio practice. Building on existing knowledge and skills, students will be expected to articulate basic relationships between critical and contextual areas and their own studio practice. Students will be exposed to a range of texts including art historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical as well as artists writing, they will analyse in depth these texts and the associated key theoretical paradigms and understand how they relate to the production and display of contemporary art. Students will understand basic issues in the complex relationships between theory and practice. Students will be taught the basics of academic scholarly research and how they apply to the study of visual arts. Students will develop skills in analysis and communication (reading, writing, discussing) that will enable them to understand and process complex ideas in the field of visual arts research.

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 VPA2CT1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Have an understanding of your own studio artwork in relationship to a critical contextual position

Activities:
Production of research journal, essay writing, delivering a seminar, tutorial discussion, focussed research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Examine 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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