Course Title: History And Context Of Public Art

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5191

Course Title: History And Context Of Public Art

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 16.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340T Art


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008

Course Contact: Kellyann Geurts

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to identify the future potential of public art through the research of past and contemporary histories and applications

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

All generic and compulsory Visual Arts modules

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS685 History and Context of Public Art

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse the social, political and environmental influences upon public art in a variety of contexts.
2. Analyse the philosophies affecting contemporary public art practice.
3. Analyse the work of contemporary public artists.
4. Describe potential future trends in public art.

Overview of Assessment

A series of projects and accompanying visual diaries
Portfolio of work – studies, projects and workshop outcomes developed throughout the year as class projects

Students already working in the field of public art have the opportunity to negotiate projects for assessment in the context of Work Integrated Learning.