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Unit description

Explores key debates in art history and visual culture that have been central to a range of post-1960s art practices. Distinctions between Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary art will be addressed through theoretical frameworks such as feminism, post-colonialism, phenomenology, new technology, globalisation, capitalism and digital culture.

Unit content

  • Postmodernism
  • Pop Art
  • Site-specific art
  • Conceptual Art
  • Art and Activism
  • Pictures Generation
  • Post-structuralism
  • Critical theory
  • Feminism
  • Visual and theoretical analysis

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
1articulate the conditions and contradictions of key discourses relevant to post-1960s art and visual cultureIntellectual rigourCultural competence
2articulate the relation between a range of art practices and critical theories relevant to post-1960s artIntellectual rigour
3demonstrate visual analysis skillsCultural competence
4demonstrate intermediate-level critical writing skillsCultural competence
5produce original and historically accurate research that draws from academic sourcesLifelong learning
6summarise the similarities and differences between modern and postmodern art.Lifelong learning

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

  1. articulate the conditions and contradictions of key discourses relevant to post-1960s art and visual culture
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. articulate the relation between a range of art practices and critical theories relevant to post-1960s art
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. demonstrate visual analysis skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate intermediate-level critical writing skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. produce original and historically accurate research that draws from academic sources
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. summarise the similarities and differences between modern and postmodern art.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Participation10%
Project30%
Essay50%
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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