STUDIO PRACTICE AND THEORY D

VPA2TMD

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will consolidate their engagement in and examination of current issues in visual arts practice and theory. Through a developing independent research culture, the student will develop their critical understanding of contemporary arts practice through their specific visual arts discipline/s. The production of a folio of artwork will be the major outcome of this subject. The artwork will be supported by the analysis of several relevant contemporary artists' work shaping the context the work. This focus will be demonstrated through class discussion, oral presentations and written assignments.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorVincent Alessi

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA2TMC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCamera Lucida: the reflections on photography transPreliminaryRoland Barthes 1993VINTAGE, LONDON
ReadingsConceptual Art: A critical anthropologyPreliminaryAlexander Alberro & Blake Stimson 1999MASS, MIT PRESS
ReadingsILLUMINATIONSPreliminaryBenjamin Walter 1999PIMLICO, LONDON
ReadingsInside the white cube: the ideology of the gallery spacePreliminaryBrian O'Doherty 1999UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, BERKERLEY
ReadingsMaking DoPreliminaryDominic Eichler 2007FRIEZE
ReadingsProtest & SurvivePreliminaryMetzger & Godfrey 2007FRIEZE
ReadingsRelational AestheticsPreliminaryNicolas Bourriaud 2002DIJON: LES PRESSES DU REL
ReadingsThe beauty of distance: songs of survival in a precarious age: 17th Biennale of SydneyPreliminaryDavid Elliot 2010THAMES & HUDSON
ReadingsVitamin P: new perspectives in paintingPreliminaryTomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Nader AhrimanPHAIDON, NY
ReadingsWays of SeeingPreliminaryJohn Berger 1972THE VIKING PRESS, NY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to produce and realize works, artefacts and forms of creative expression

Activities:
Produce a coherent folio of artwork developed around a them
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

02. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge of the practice, languages, forms. materials. technologies and techniques in the creative arts disciplin

Activities:
Conduct research into artists and the materials used through primary and secondary source
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

03. Develop and demonstrate an understanding of visual expression within a specific visual arts medium

Activities:
Develop and identify skills within contemporary art practice that relate concepts that the student is exploring in their discipline
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research

04. Develop and evaluate ideas, concepts and processes by thinking creatively, critically and reflectively

Activities:
To build an understanding of contemporary visual arts practice and evaluate your practice within this context and your own developing skills
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking

05. Interpret, communicate about artworks, concepts, materials and technologies used in specific visual arts discipline

Activities:
Use writing skills to show an understanding of art practice specific to a consolidating skills in a specific discipline
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing

06. Interpret, communicate about artworks, concepts, materials and technologies used in specific visual arts discipline.

Activities:
Use oral skills to present an understanding of a contemporary context in which your art practice relates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking

07. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audience

Activities:
Understand how to critically place artworks in a contemporary contex
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

08. Work independently or collaboratively in a creative arts discipline in response to project demands

Activities:
Peer group critics of studio work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork

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