Critical Studies 2

Course code AART1110Units 10Level 1000Faculty 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

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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.
Replacing Course(s)AART1220
TransitionStudents who have previously completed AART1220 are not permitted to enrol into AART1110.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAART1100
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassSTANDARD DELIVERY ONLY: Image Analysis Test. Focus is on Course Objectives 2 & 4
Examination: On-lineONLINE DELIVERY ONLY: Online Image Test (in place of in-class Image Analysis Test in standard delivery mode). Focus is on Course Objectives 2 & 4
Essays / Written AssignmentsSTANDARD & ONLINE DELIVERY: Written Project (1400 words). Due end-of-semester. Focus is on Course Objectives 2, 4, 5.
Other: (please specify)ONLINE DELIVERY ONLY: Image Analysis Exercise (in place of in-class presentations in standard delivery mode). Focus is on Course Objectives 2 & 4.
Presentations - IndividualSTANDARD DELIVERY ONLY: Image Analysis - in class during Semester (date to be advised). Focus is on Course Objectives 2 & 4.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentRequisite - Enrolment in this course is limited to students in the Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART1110