VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE

ART2VMC

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Visual and Material Culture will provide students with a critical and theoretical context in which to situate their studio practice. Students will be introduced to a range of texts, including art historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical as well as key artists writing about these subjects. The focus of this subject will involve exploring, analysing and appraising how these texts and the associated key theoretical paradigms relate to and inform the production and display of visual arts practice. Students build from the basics of academic scholarly research skills and develop how these skills apply to the study of visual arts. Building on developing skills in analysis, evaluation and communication (reading, writing, discussing) students will be able to understand and process complex ideas associated with theoretical positions relating to visual arts practice. 

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject for Visual Arts Major

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Investigate a broad range of theoretical positions that relate to contemporary visual 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,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse and interpret visual 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,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Tutorial discussion, delivering a seminar, essay writing, research journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

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

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Attendance at Art Forum Lecture Series"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Textual analysis assignment (1000 words)A critical and comparative analysis of two texts in the form of a short essay.25 01, 03, 04
Visual analysis exam (1000 words)A short open-book test applying critical frameworks from the course to the visual analysis of a series of artworks.25 01, 02, 03, 04
research Essay (2500 words)An essay that demonstrates independent research and that develops a critical approach to one of the topics presented in the course.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Mildura, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

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

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Attendance at Art Forum Lecture Series"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Textual analysis assignment (1000 words)A critical and comparative analysis of two texts in the form of a short essay.25 01, 03, 04
Visual analysis exam (1000 words)A short open-book test applying critical frameworks from the course to the visual analysis of a series of artworks.25 01, 02, 03, 04
research Essay (2500 words)An essay that demonstrates independent research and that develops a critical approach to one of the topics presented in the course.50 01, 02, 03, 04