The Arts in Health and Community

Course code AART3050Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

AART3050 - The Arts in Health and Community: aims to explore the ways in which the arts engage in the wellbeing of the broader community. The course aims to critically examine actual examples of public arts practices and programs that are targeted at engaging the community. The course will consider the efficacy of these programs in relation to their stated aims.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesOn successful completion of AART3050 The Arts in Health and Community, you should be able to:
" Describe the relationship between the wider community and contemporary arts practices and discourses.
" Critique and evaluate public, community and arts health programs, their objectives, methods, practices and outcomes.
" Develop the concept, aims and objectives of a program for community engagement with the arts.
ContentAART3050 The Arts in Health and Community is thematically sequenced and structured into five themes:
" Public Programs
" Arts and the Indigenous Community
" Arts in Health
" Festivals and Cultural Events
" Interventions

Each of the five themes of this course is is address by a lecture, a tutorial discussion and off-campus visits, which are an important focus of this course. The lectures are thematic and will examine the theoretical dimension of these themes, with the tutorial providing opportunity for you to discuss these further with other students. The off-campus visits then provide a working example of current practice relating to these themes. The assessment items are also designed to encourage you to critically engage with the case studies, examples and visits relating to the five themes of the course.
TransitionSince this is an existing course, transition arrangements do not apply
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBFA students equivalent to 20 units of 1000 level Art Theory courses or equivalent.
BA (Creative Arts) students completion of AART1210 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEnd-of-Semester Assignment, 2,500 words
Other: (please specify)30% Mid-Semester Assignment, 1,000 words
Other: (please specify)Tutorial presentation, 10 minutes
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term