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Area/Catalogue
VSAR 3006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012819

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To consolidate students' art practice through intense studio work, to critically examine notions of construction and deconstruction as they impact upon the production of contemporary visual art and to locate their work within the relevant field of contemporary arts practice. To provide students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and research gained in their program with an expectation that the work produced will reflect this in the degree of resolution.

Course content

Students will work in a studio of choice as defined by their major study with an emphasis on the importance of students developing an informed and self-critical approach to artmaking through projects that reflect current issues in local and international arts practice. Comparative studies of major art practice will be undertaken, involving studio practice and current discourse and research in the field. Students will have the opportunity to move outside of that discipline to fulfil their study aims.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
VSAR 3015 Art and Australian Culture
VSAR 3016 Art and Critical Thinking
VSAR 1104 2D Contemporary Art Studio
VSAR 1105 3D Contemporary Art Studio
VSAR 1110 Foundation: Creativity
VSAR 1108 Foundation: Principles of Perception

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
VSAR 3021 Contemporary Art Career Development

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 2 weeks
Studio (group critique) 2 hours x 12 weeks
Workshop (skills development and independent study) 4 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 1 hour x 2 sessions
Studio (group critique) 2 hours x 10 sessions
Workshop (skills development and independent study) 5 hours x 10 sessions

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Studio Review 1800 words (equivalent) 20% N/A
Studio Project 7200 words (equivalent) 80% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Studio Review 1800 words (equivalent) 20% N/A
Studio Project 7200 words (equivalent) 80% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.25
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design
School of Art, Architecture and Design

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