STUDIO: PRACTICE AND THEORY F

VPA3TMF

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will demonstrate a strong research methodology within Visual Arts, an established context for their ideas and concepts that form the basis of their focus in art practice. The conclusions drawn will provide the impetus to create a contemporary body of artwork utilizing the various modalities in technologies that are available within the studios and supported by a critical relationship with contemporary arts practice.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Turpie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites VPA3TME

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConceptual Art: a Critical AnthropologyPreliminaryAlberro, A & Stimson B 1999MASS MIT PRESS
ReadingsIlluminationsPreliminaryBenjamin Walter 1999PIMLICO, LONDON
ReadingsInside the white cube: the Ideology of the Gallery SpacePreliminaryO'Doherty B 1999BERKERLEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
ReadingsLittle Glass House of Horrors: high art lite, the culture industry and Damien HirstPreliminaryRay G 2004THIRD TEXT
ReadingsMaking DoPreliminaryEichler D 2007FRIEZE
ReadingsPostproduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the WorldPreliminaryBourriaud, N 2002LUKAS & STERNBERG, NY
ReadingsProtest and SurvivePreliminaryMetzger G & Godfrey M 2007FRIEZE
ReadingsSticky SublimePreliminaryBeckley, B 2001ALLWORTH PRESS, NY
ReadingsThe Artificial Infinite: on special effects and the sublime. Visual display: culture beyond appearancePreliminaryBukatman, S. 1995BAY PRESS, SEATTLE
ReadingsThe beauty of distance: songs of survival in a precarious age: 17th Biennale of SydneyPreliminaryElliot D. 2010THAMES AND HUDSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Construct an approach of your own to your artwork, critically reflecting on historic or traditional approaches in your 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)

02. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and contextualize either individually or collaboratively in an arts project.

Activities:
Presentation of artworks in either group or individual exihibition.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Demonstrate the ways that your visual expression synthesizes ideas and concepts developed in contemporary art practice in your art folio through exhibition,

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:
Developmental artwork, artist journals, personal writing on contemporary exhibitions viewed in different contexts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Produce a coherent thematic innovative folio of artwork

Activities:
Peer group discusions centred around presentations of student centred proposals developed within specific studios.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Reflect critically on contemporary art theoretical positions and their relationship with art practice.

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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

07. Synthesize and respond to a range of cultural, cross cultural and ethical issues that present problems for visual artists in the creative arts.

Activities:
Extend on cultural and ethical postions adopted in art practice in your artwork and oral presentations.

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:
Speaking (Speaking)

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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-ordinatorStephen Turpie

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

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