CONTEMPORARY VISUAL CULTURES

ART3RES

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

What does contemporary art tell us about the world and our place within it? How do artists, museums and curators contribute to debates around globalisation and capitalism? Do we shape our identities through the images we make and consume? How are our ideas of sex, gender and race formed through looking or being looked at? Contemporary Visual Cultures interrogates the relationship between images and power in our increasingly visual world. You will examine a number of political, economic and ethical positions through case studies drawn from contemporary art and visual cultures. By developing skills in research, visual and textual analysis, and critical and creative thinking, you will formulate your own responses to vital questions facing our world. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential by considering how our participation in visual cultures affects natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems, and by developing conceptual tools to build more sustainable systems in the future.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and reflect on social, cultural, and ethical issues of contemporary visual cultures.
02. Critically discuss a range of ideas and theories related to contemporary visual cultures
03. Demonstrate skills in research and analysis across visual, theoretical and contextual material.
04. Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments about contemporary visual cultures in written and oral presentations.
05. Participate in creative and critical thinking about the role of visual cultures in shaping future sustainable societies.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Critical analysis (1000 word equivalent) Assignment description and rubric provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted via TurnitinN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Curatorial exercise (1500 word equivalent) Assignment description and rubric provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted to Turnitin, and in-class oral presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Research essay (2000 word equivalent) Essay questions and assignment description provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted to Turnitin.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Wallace

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Critical analysis (1000 word equivalent) Assignment description and rubric provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted via TurnitinN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Curatorial exercise (1500 word equivalent) Assignment description and rubric provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted to Turnitin, and in-class oral presentation.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Research essay (2000 word equivalent) Essay questions and assignment description provided in the SLG, and on the LMS. Written assignment submitted to Turnitin.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4