Course Title: Context And Culture Level 4

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5048

Course Title: Context And Culture Level 4

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term2 2008,
Term2 2009

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course students evaluate their own work in terms of aesthetics, social context and philosophical foundations.

Context and Culture Level 4 extends and consolidates the individual’s 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; enlisting their research as a significant tool in making of the work. Students view a range of international and national art practice with an emphasis on viewing the work 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, in a paper, which accompanies their visual journal. Within Context and Culture the arts are viewed in a broad contextual sense and notions of social issues and integration are emphasised.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VART5143 – Context & Culture Level 3

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS654 Context And Culture Level 4

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate one’s own work in terms of:
• aesthetics
• techniques
• social context
• philosophical foundations
2. Prepare for an exhibition exhibiting work from practical areas of study
3. Evaluate exhibition of one’s own work.

Overview of Assessment

Two exhibition reviews - 40% each
Theory Journal – 20%