STUDIO PRACTICE AND THEORY D

VPA2TMD

2015

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-ordinatorElliot Howard

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
ReadingsPostproduction: Culture as Screenplay: how art reprograms the worldPreliminaryNicolas Bourriaud 2002N/A
ReadingsProtest & SurvivePreliminaryMetzger & Godfrey 2007FRIEZE
ReadingsRelational AestheticsPreliminaryNicolas Bourriaud 2002DIJON: LES PRESSES DU REL
ReadingsSIMULATIONSPreliminaryJean Baudrillard 1993N/A
ReadingsThe Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art TermsPreliminaryEdward Lucie Smith 1984N/A
ReadingsThe beauty of distance: songs of survival in a precarious age: 17th Biennale of SydneyPreliminaryDavid Elliot 2010THAMES & HUDSON
ReadingsThe originality of avande-garde and other modernist mythsPreliminaryRosalind E Krauss 1985N/A
ReadingsThe three ecologiesPreliminaryFelix Guatarri 2000N/A
ReadingsVisual MethodologiesPreliminaryGillian RoseN/A
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 (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 (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

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 (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 (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 (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

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 (Teamwork)

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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

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contemporary art essay (1600 word equivalent)20 05
Group discussions, present through digital images (800 word equivalent)10 08
Practical studio component (1600 word equivalent)20 03
Presentation of a coherent folio of artwork in your discipline (1600 word equivalent)20 01
Presentation of a developmental artworks (400 word equivalent)5 07
Presentation of artworks in a specific visual arts discipline (800 word equivalent)10 04
Seminar presentation and participation (800 word equivalent)10 06
Studio research journal (400 word equivalent)5 02

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristian Haggblom

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contemporary art essay (1600 word equivalent)20 05
Group discussions, present through digital images (800 word equivalent)10 08
Practical studio component (1600 word equivalent)20 03
Presentation of a coherent folio of artwork in your discipline (1600 word equivalent)20 01
Presentation of a developmental artworks (400 word equivalent)5 07
Presentation of artworks in a specific visual arts discipline (800 word equivalent)10 04
Seminar presentation and participation (800 word equivalent)10 06
Studio research journal (400 word equivalent)5 02