WHAT IS ART?

CRA1ART

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

"What is art?" and "Who is the artist?" are fundamental but often controversial questions for arts practitioners. This subject introduces students to key ideas and debates in contemporary approaches to the arts, including the literary, digital, performing and visual arts, assisting students to understand the different ways that art and the artist are conceived of. Students will learn how to place contemporary arts in theoretical, critical and historical contexts; they will develop their capacities to think critically, creatively and originally about their own emerging strengths and interests as arts practitioners; and will be assisted in developing a vocabulary through which to speak and write about arts practices -their own and other artists'. Students apply theoretical knowledge in practice during weekly workshops in which students generate and test creative ideas and engage in a collaborative process of revision and refinement of their creative practice, culminating in a final presentation/exhibition. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship essential.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: ABCA, ABCAB, ABCAM, EBEDP, EBEDPM, EBEDPB, EBEDS, EBEDSM, EBEDSB, ABA, RBA, HUSBAM, ABABU, LWLWA, AZAHTS, LZCA

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 the different conceptions of art and the artist and place contemporary arts in theoretical, critical and historical contexts
02. Demonstrate the capacity to think critically, creatively and originally about your own emerging strengths and interests as an arts practitioner and apply theoretical concepts to practice through the process of developing and making art work.
03. Demonstrate a vocabulary through which to speak and write about arts practices your own and other artists including cultural and financial elements
04. Communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences
05. Demonstrate independent thinking in your essay materials

Subject options

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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-ordinatorKim Baston

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

In class exercises 1200 words equivalenceCompletion of weekly creative tasks, and class exercises

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Practical Project 1200 words equivalenceProduction of Art Work

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

One essay 1500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

In class exercises 1200 words equivalenceCompletion of weekly creative tasks, and class exercises

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Practical Project 1200 words equivalenceProduction of Art Work

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

One essay 1500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Baston

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

In class exercises 1200 words equivalenceCompletion of weekly creative tasks, and class exercises

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Practical Project 1200 words equivalenceProduction of Art Work

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

One essay 1500 words

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7