Course Title: Context And Culture Level 4

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: VART5144

Course Title: Context And Culture Level 4

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5048 - Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts)

Course Contact : Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anthony Riccardi

Nominal Hours: 48

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

VART5143 – Context & Culture Level 3

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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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.

Details of Learning Activities

This course establishes and develops an awareness of social, cultural and historical contexts to inform the development of your work and self as an artist. You will participate in lectures with AV support and gallery/museum visits, reading list and viewing of related films/videos/slides and practical demonstrations; studio practice;  tutorial discussions and class discussions.

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered over a 16 week semester.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Presentation of research report on student’s own work.

Review of exhibition.

Assessment Matrix

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