Course Title: Context And Culture Level 4

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

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

Lectures with AV support. reading list and viewing of related films/videos/slides.
Class Discussion.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1:            introduction to Aesthetics
Week 2:            The Creative Process
Week 3:            The Creative Process Cont.
Week 4:            Aesthetics from the Renaissance to the 1800’s
Week 5:            Aesthetics-From romanticism to Modern Art
Week 6:            Aesthetics - Postmodernism
Week 7:            Art Deco
Week 8:            The museum in History
Week 9:            contemporary Art Museums
Week 10:         Ideas Regarding Creativity through History 1
Week 11:         Ideas Regarding Creativity through History 2
Week 12:         Ideas Regarding Creativity through History 3
Week 13:         Criticism 1
Week 14:         Criticism 2
Week 15:         Class Discussion
Week 16:         Class Discussion
Week 17:         Assessment
Week 18:         Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Archer, M. Art Since 1960. 1997
Hopkins, D. Art After Modernism 1945-2000. 2000
Cahoone, L.E From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology. 1996

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

I research essay

Assessment Matrix

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