CULTURAL AND THEORETICAL STUDIES 2

VPA2CT2

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Cultural & Theoretical Studies 2 positions studio practice within a critical and theoretical context of visual art and associated creative practices. Building on existing knowledge of and skills in art history, as well as related cultural, theoretical and philosophical writing and artists' writing, from Semester 1, students are expected to articulate relationships between critical and contextual areas and their own studio practice.
This subject reinforces students' capacities to undertake academic scholarly research, and how to apply these approaches to the study of fine arts. This subject is focussed on refining skills, knowledge and capabilities in analysis, evaluation and communication (reading, writing, discussing). This focus consolidates understanding and processing of complex ideas associated with theoretical positions relating to fine arts practice to enable students to conduct a research-led investigation in their art practice.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElliot Howard

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 conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine a broad range of theoretical positions that relate to contemporary fine 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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)

02. Analyse and interpret fine 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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Critically research a relevant 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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Tutorial discussion, delivering a seminar, essay writing, research journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. 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)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElliot Howard

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial seminar presentation (1000 word) 20 01, 02, 03, 04
Theory focussed research Journal, including gallery review. (1500 words) 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 word) 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElliot Howard

Class requirements

Lecture
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tutorial seminar presentation (1000 word) 20 01, 02, 03, 04
Theory focussed research Journal, including gallery review. (1500 words) 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (2000 word) 40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05