Course Title: Analyse cultural history and theory

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5414 Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Title: Analyse cultural history and theory

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 70

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Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Contact: Joel Rainford

Course Contact Phone: +61399258193

Course Contact Email: joel.rainford@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and debate cultural history and theory. You will be able to gain insight into historical art movements that will support and develop your own approach to creative work.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory

Elements:

1. Select focus for cultural research

2. Conduct critical analysis

3. Discuss cultural history and theory

4. Develop own practice from research


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate research focus
  • Analyse cultural ideas and information
  • Develop substantiated positions to support professional practice
  • Participate in informed discussion of cultural history and theory.

In this course you will develop the following program capabilities:

  • Recognise historical and theatrical contemporary cultural practices
  • Develop opinions and ideas about cultural history and theory.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.