The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course provides a practical introduction to the methods and materials used to generate and convey meaning in contemporary visual art and performance. Students will explore conceptual thinking, materiality, and how meaning is communicated through visual art and performance practice. The course provides students with an appreciation of contemporary approaches to concept building, material literacy and the communication of ideas as a form of cultural expression.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a basic critical appreciation of how meaning is generated and communicated in visual art and performance.

2. demonstrate a basic understanding of material literacy and conceptual thinking in visual art and performance.

3. demonstrate a basic awareness of the practical use of materials, methods and processes in contemporary visual art and performance.

4. demonstrate an ability to critically analyse contemporary works of visual art and performance.

5. demonstrate written and oral communication skills at introductory level.


Content

  • Making meaning in visual art and performance
  • Material literacy in visual art and performance
  • Conceptual thinking in visual art and perfomance
  • Intertextual relationships between materials, methods and processes in visual art and performance
  • The role of the body as a medium for creative expression
  • Critical analysis of creative works in visual art and performance

Assessment items

Essay: Essay

Role Play: Critique of Performance or Art Work

Presentation: Portfolio/Performance extended project


Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term