Aesthetics

Course code AART3115Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Artistic expression is intelligible because its creators and audiences share preferences, philosophies and outlooks. These preferences are shaped in artistic and social movements and have often had enduring influence over artistic style and social thinking. This course gives students the opportunity to explore some of the variety of aesthetic approaches, both historical and contemporary and develop understanding of the integral relationship between them, their role in society and realisation in the arts with a view to establishing the meaning and validity of critical judgments concerning creative artworks, and the principles underlying or justifying such judgments.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will:

1) be able to accurately explain and analyse the origins of aesthetic movements, preferences and styles
2) demonstrate knowledge of the background social, technological and cultural issues that shape aesthetic preference
3) apply knowledge of aesthetic styles to contemporary creative works
4) engage effectively in the appropriate mixing and interaction of aesthetic preferences in the realisation of creative works.
ContentTopics may include:

1) historical and contemporary aesthetic styles and codes
2) the process and development of aesthetic systems in society
3) examples of aesthetic realisation in many art forms
4) activities related to exploring aesthetic realisation.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassImage Test
Essays / Written Assignments500 word analysis of an aestheric question
Presentations - IndividualPresentation on an aesthetic code in a selected art form
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 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 AART3115