Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
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.
BFA Students equivalent to 20 units of 1000 level Art Theory courses.
BA (Creative Arts) Students completion of AART1210 or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term