Critical Studies 2
|Course code AART1110||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts|
This course will underpin and work in conjunction with the Creative Practice courses for first year BFA students and will investigate primary issues confronting art in the twentieth century and twenty-first centuries. It will build on issues and themes begun in AART1100. It will address the historical rejection of the artistic values of Modernism, recent critical developments in Postmodernism and contemporary art. It will link both art historical narratives with broader cultural, philosophical and socio-political issues and themes.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will: |
1. gain appropriate skills in research methodology in art theory and history;
2. acquire knowledge of the cluster of theoretical concepts and art trends which characterised the Postmodern era as it is now historically defined, and introduce the global contemporary art field;
3. develop the ability to critically evaluate a given work of art, within its cultural context.
4. develop the ability to express informed analysis in written and verbal form.
|Content||The course will cover fields such as defining the ‘postmodern’; art and popular culture; feminism, sexuality and gender; representation, the real and the ‘hyperreal’, the museum effect; death of the artist; art in the public domain, including public space, land and ecology; postmodern design and architecture ; consumerism, art and money.|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed AART1220 are not permitted to enrol into AART1110.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for AART1110|