VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE

ART2VMC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In ART2VMC you will learn about visual cultureand its relation to 20th and 21st century art. Discussionwill centre on a wide range of cultural and visual material including fine art,fashion, pop culture, film television and video, architecture and literature,as well as the larger cultural and technical apparatus within which such workis experienced. We look at feminism, postcolonialism and decolonialisation,performative practices, ecology, globablisation and the relationship betweenpower and vision. The subject builds key skills in visual and textual analysis,independent research and in developing and sustaining a critical argument.

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 conditionsN/A

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, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

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

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

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays 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, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

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

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