Course Title: History And Context Of Public Art

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: VART5173

Course Title: History And Context Of Public Art

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5191 - 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

Geoff Hogg
0413 624 813

Nominal Hours: 16

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

All generic and compulsory Visual Arts modules

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

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.

Details of Learning Activities

•    Class participation
•    Workshops
•    Discussions
•    Site visits, lectures and tutorials
•    Independent research

Teaching Schedule

Learning activities are integrated into project and undertaken through the semester.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Reading lists and course material will be distributed in class

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.

Assessment Tasks

•    Presentation of documentation detailing research and learnings in this area
•    Presentation to panel in symposium format

    Alternative Assessment
    Participants already working in the field of Public Art or a related area have the opportunity to negotiate projects for assessment in the context of work integrated learning.

This course is taught together with the course Undertake Research Activities.

Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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