Visual Arts: Practice and Research

Course code CAPA3010Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Exposes students to the value of artistic research through practice, history and interdisciplinarity. This course will alert students to issues arising in a range of disciplines which can be useful to the emerging artist and to methods and approaches to the generation of knowledge and development of creative practice. This course is designed as a capstone to undergraduate studies in this area and to assist students in the pursuit of a professional or scholarly career.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate:
1. develop an awareness of current debates in contemporary art across a number of disciplines
2. artistic practice that incorporates theoretical and reflective knowledge
3. application of research methods appropriate to creative practice
4. specialised knowledge of a selected aspect of art theory and practice in relation to the student's creative direction.
5. research and writing skills in relation to theory and the student's artistic practice.
ContentThe following topics will be included:

Art historical models and theories
Problem of originality
Subjectivity and identity
The politics of difference
Institutional Critique
Memory, narrative and artistic process
Artistic interdisciplinarity
Developing and maintaining an artistic practice
Replacing Course(s)ARTC3010 Art His & Th: Memory, History, Interdisciplinarity.
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC3010 Art HIs & Th: Memory, History, Interdisciplinarity may not enrol into CAPA3010.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCAPA1080 Introduction to Drawing, Painting and Sculpture and/or CAPA1101 Introduction to Digital Imaging and New Media A and CAPA2010 Painting, Sculpture and New Media or equivalent (contact course coordinator for clarification)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay - 2,700 words - 40% of total assessment. To develop research and writing skills. This task will also test the student's ability to critically apply methods and knowledge acquired during the course.
Presentations - Tutorial20 minute Tutorial Presentation 30% of total assessment. To articulate the role of artistic practice in relation to course themes.
Student ProjectsPratical Project 30% of total assessment
To develop a practical project containing a reflective component that relates to art history, theory and creative research practices.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term