STUDIO: PRACTICE & THEORY C

VPA2TMC

2016

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will engage in and examine current issues in visual arts practice and theory. This will form a context for the production of creative works, enabling the student to recognize approaches to contemporary themes in art practice. The critical analysis of contemporary art provides the framework for the students' own developing practice and in-depth of knowledge of visual media. This application is explored through their studio practice leading to a personal expressive use of media in the students' chosen visual arts discipline. The student will demonstrate their approach through the production of artworks and Identify and analyze several artists specific to their practice whose work creates a discourse or response to contemporary ethical and cultural issues in their creative, written and oral 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 VPA1TMB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCamera Lucida: reflections on photographyPreliminaryBarthes R 1993LONDON: VINTAGE
ReadingsConceptual Art: a critical anthropologyPreliminaryAlberro A & Stimson B 1999CAMBRIDGE, MASS MIT
ReadingsIlluminationsPreliminaryWalter B 1999LONDON PIMLICO
ReadingsInside the white cube: the ideology of the gallery spacePreliminaryO'Doherty B 1999BERKERLEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
ReadingsMaking DoPreliminaryDominic EichlerFRIEZE
ReadingsPostproduction: Culture as Screenplay: How Art Reprograms the worldPreliminaryBourriaud N 2002LUKAS & STERNBERG NY
ReadingsProtest and SurvivePreliminaryMetzger & Godfrey 2007FRIEZE
ReadingsRelational AestheticsPreliminaryBourriaud, N 2002DIJON: LES PRESSES DU REL
ReadingsSimulationsPreliminaryBaudrillard J 1983NY: SEMIOTEXT
ReadingsThe Beauty of distance: songs of survival in a precarious age: 17th Biennale of sydneyPreliminaryDavid E 2010BIENNALE OF SYDNEY, THAES & HUDSON
ReadingsThe Originality of the Avant-Garde and other modernist mythsPreliminaryRosalind K E 1985CAMBRIDGE: MASS MIT
ReadingsThe Thames and Hudson dictionary of art termsPreliminaryLucie Smith E. 1984LONDON
ReadingsThe Three ecologiesPreliminaryGuatarri F 2000NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: ATHLONE PRESS
ReadingsVisual MethodologiesPreliminaryRose, GillianTHOUSAND OAKS: NEW DELHI
ReadingsVitamin P: new perspective in paintingPreliminaryTomma Abts, Franz Ackermann, Nader Ahriman 2002PHAIDON, NY
ReadingsWays of SeeingPreliminaryBerger J 1972NY: THE VIKING PRESS

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 theme
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 discipline

Activities:
Conduct research into artists and the materials used through primary and secondary sources.
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 audiences

Activities:
Understand how to critically place artworks in a contemporary context

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, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElliot Howard

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristian Haggblom

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 15 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 15 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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