Contemporary Art Issues
|Course code AART3000||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts|
The emphasis in this study is on the examination and critical analysis of topical theoretical issues in the contemporary visual arts. A series of audio-visual lecture presentations and forums will extend the student's knowledge beyond the boundaries of particular studio disciplines and a focus on written articulation of argument will prepare the impending graduate for research in the visual arts.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will:|
(1) acquire an informed awareness of contemporary trends in various art mediums;
(2) develop critical perspectives on, visual arts based issues and an understanding of how they impact on their own practice;
(3) refine writing and research skills appropriate to the needs of a graduate visual artist.
|Content||With the empasis determined by prevailing issues, topics will be drawn from the following:|
Relation between art and advanced technology;
Changing perception of the arts in contemporary society;
Gender issues and the arts;
High art and popular culture;
The crafts and media chauvinism;
Artists rights and censorship;
Sponsorship and corporate collections;
Public art strategies;
Education in the arts;
Using the Press or Mass Media;
Role of public and private galleries.
|Assumed Knowledge||BFA Students equivalent to 20 units of 1000 level Art Theory courses.|
BA (Creative Arts) Students completion of AART1210 or equivalent.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term