Course Title: Collaborative Practice 1b

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 035767

Course Title: Collaborative Practice 1b

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kevin White

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2517

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 2.B.9

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will encourage students to critically explore interdisciplinary arts practice by engaging in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. An examination of contemporary currents in media, visual and sonic arts practice from the 1990s to the present date will be linked with professional projects and opportunities that are expected to be presented in a public context. Students will be encouraged to develop critical relationships with external organizations, artists and exhibition opportunities within the framework of the course. Students working on projects will be encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative framework, and will be expected to present their work in the public sphere unless otherwise negotiated. As such, the course will engender expertise in the intersection between critical thinking, interdisciplinary and collaborative practice, and professional project management and presentation skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, students will:

  • be conversant with the practical issues and discourse currently underpinning media, visual and sonic arts practice and culture in Australia and internationally.
  • develop a high level of critical awareness, both of their own artistic practice, and the cultural and practical context that frames arts practice.
  • significantly contribute to the production, post production and presentation of a collaborative and interdisciplinary arts project or an individual project.

Overview of Learning Activities

The workshops cover a range of practical, theoretical and cultural perspectives that contextualise contemporary media, visual and sonic arts practice and discourses in Australia and internationally. A diverse range of projects including film, video, digital media, photography, performance, sound, wall based, installation, performance and object based works will be explored, and produced by students, to facilitate a contextualised understanding of contemporary arts practice. Components of the taught program will directly respond to student projects and events that are generated in this course, and the processes that underpin arts production and presentation. As such, this course will facilitate a practical working relationship between students and arts and cultural organisations. Students enrolling in the course will have the opportunity to work on an external project facilitated through the workshop and in consultation with the lecturer; or student initiated projects, which must be delivered as a workshop-based event that is presented in a public context.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will have access to a variety of digital imaging, office programs, production based technology and software in the Computer Lab, but will not be instructed in the use of this technology.

Overview of Assessment

Second semester: Production and project management work (60%), workshop reviews (30%).Project report (10%)