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Unit description

Examines key theories concerning the role of art in contemporary society, focusing particularly on the effects of globalisation, neoliberalism, digital technology and the changing practices of contemporary museums. Students will develop their knowledge of modern and postmodern art to reflect on key theoretical writers and concepts relevant to an advanced understanding of art in the present era. 

Unit content

  • Globalisation
  • The Sociology of Art
  • Precarity as Profession
  • After Postmodernism
  • Art History after Theory
  • The Business of Art
  • The Curator-as-Artist
  • Museums in the Twenty-First Century

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
1reflect critically on key discourses associated with contemporary artEthical practice
2articulate the differences between postmodern art and contemporary artCommunication and social skills
3convey advanced knowledge of a variety of contemporary art practicesCultural competence
4demonstrate an understanding of the diverse socio-political contexts affecting the reception of contemporary art.Ethical practiceCultural competence

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

  1. reflect critically on key discourses associated with contemporary art
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. articulate the differences between postmodern art and contemporary art
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. convey advanced knowledge of a variety of contemporary art practices
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the diverse socio-political contexts affecting the reception of contemporary art.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks )
Tutorial online 1 hour (12 weeks )
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks )
Assessment
Critical review40%
Essay40%
Short written response20%
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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