Course Title: Context And Culture Level 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5048

Course Title: Context And Culture Level 1

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 48.0

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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

In this course students identify and analyse sociological subject matter and its impact on the production of art.
This course presents a broad view of the major conceptual concerns associated with contemporary visual arts practice. These concepts and their historical precedents are discussed within local, regional, and international contexts. Context & Culture links with Contemporary Art Studies by aiming to present a broader view of theoretical issues, sociological concepts and their impact on the Visual Arts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBS656 Context and Culture Level 1

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify basic sociological concepts
2. Analyse the impact of sociological aspects on the production of visual art
3. Develop a personal artistic philosophy

Overview of Assessment

Essay (80%)
Theory Journal (20%)