Course Title: Context And Culture Level 3

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5048

Course Title: Context And Culture Level 3

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course students analyse philosophical theory and its relationship to art production. Context and Culture also develops and extends the individuals art practice through developing a range of research techniques and applying research directly to practice. Students enter into a theoretical discourse with their developing art practice with the intention of enriching and broadening the work. Students view a range of international and national art practice with an emphasis on viewing art works directly, when possible, and utilising a range of research tools (i.e., internet, periodicals) to view other works. Students document their research, and the application of that research in their practice, their exhibition report and in their visual journal.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART5142 – Context & Culture level 2

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS653 Context And Culture Level 3

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss visual artistic expression within specific political/social theory
2. Evaluate art works produced as expressions of specific philosophies
3. Develop personal artistic philosophy

Overview of Assessment

Exhibition Report  80%
Theory Journal     20%