VISUAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE

ART2VMC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In ART2VMC you will learn about visual culture and its relation to 20th and 21st century art. Discussion will 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 work is experienced. We look at feminism, postcolonialism and decolonialisation, performative practices, ecology, globalization and the relationship between power and vision. The subject builds key skills in visual and textual analysis, independent research and in developing and sustaining a critical argument.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSearch a database, produce a bibliography, essay writing, delivering a seminar, production of research journal.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Investigate a broad range of theoretical positions that relate to contemporary visual arts practice.
02. Analyse and interpret visual artworks in relation to a theoretical position.
03. Critically research a relevant topic using relevant data sources.
04. Communicate verbally, visually and in writing ideas relating to relevant theoretical material and visual arts practice.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis assignment (1000 words) A critical and comparative analysis of two texts in the form of a short essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis assignment (1000 words) A critical and comparative analysis of two texts in the form of a short essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Goodman

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis assignment (1000 words) A critical and comparative analysis of two texts in the form of a short essay.

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4