Body and Environment

Course code CAPA3000Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Exposes students to contemporary areas of debate in the visual arts in relation to the Body and the Environment. Themes discussed will include the body in installation, ritual and performance art, photography and environmental art. Emphasis will be placed on the employment of critical theories but will be applied to contemporary art with a focus on the work of Australian artists.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
* be aware of current debates in the contemporary artworld
* be able to articulate an understanding of contemporary theories, incorporating their own artistic practice
* have acquired specialised knowledge of a selected aspect of art theory.
Content* The body in contemporary art
* The role of ritual in contemporary art
* The male body in contemporary art theory
* The visual arts and the eroticisation of violence
* Photography and the body
* The body in installation and performance
* Technology and the body
* Land art and ecology
Replacing Course(s)ARTC3000 Body and Environment
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC3000 Body and Environment may not enrol into CAPA3000 Body and Environment.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeIt is desirable that students have successfully completed 2000 level courses in the Bachelor of Fine Art degree or related Arts courses and are competent in essay writing skills.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 x 500 word reviews 10% of total assessment
Essays / Written Assignments2500 word essay 50% of total assessment
Presentations - Tutorial20 minute oral presentation and accompanying 1500 word paper. 40% of total assessment
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term