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Unit description

Examines issues that are central to the origins of modern art and the avant-garde. The onset of modernity enacted radical changes in the production and interpretation of visual art. Students will explore the reasons for, and the ramifications of, these changes, and in the process will become familiar with key political and theoretical issues concerning the legacy of modernist ideologies.

Unit content

  • Modernity, capitalism and the avant-garde
  • Craft as fine art
  • Primitivism and colonisation
  • The aesthetics of abstraction
  • Utopian visions: art as social critique
  • Art and technological reproduction

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1recognise the various visual languages and aesthetic philosophies of modernismIntellectual rigour
2articulate relationships between the avant-garde and modernity in Western and non-Western culturesIntellectual rigour
3describe the key socio-political factors that impinged upon a range of modernist art practicesCultural competence
4demonstrate an understanding of academic writing skills, information literacy, library and online researchCommunication and social skills
5achieve effective teamwork skillsCultural competence
6demonstrate critical comprehension skills and annotation ability for a range of reference materials.Intellectual rigour

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the various visual languages and aesthetic philosophies of modernism
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. articulate relationships between the avant-garde and modernity in Western and non-Western cultures
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. describe the key socio-political factors that impinged upon a range of modernist art practices
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate an understanding of academic writing skills, information literacy, library and online research
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. achieve effective teamwork skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. demonstrate critical comprehension skills and annotation ability for a range of reference materials.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Participation10%
Project30%
Annotated bibliography50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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