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CV1030 - Arts in Perspective

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

The subject provides students with a sound working knowledge of the history and theory of arts practice. Students examine key theories that provide explanations for why the arts are of value to society and how artists in the past have used symbolic means in visual, musical and/or dramatic forms to communicate with an audience. The subject also involves an investigation of the way in which artists exercise creative imagination to make culturally significant or insightful works which contribute to human understanding. Students are taught to analyze artworks and to develop strong skills in research and reflection.

Learning Outcomes

  • illustrate significant movements underpinning the history of creative arts practice;
  • compare two significant art movements including the social and historical context of these movements;
  • communicate effectively with others during group discussions and presentations;
  • explain art movements in a concise, accurate and analytical writing style with correct referencing;
  • demonstrate the self-transformative nature of arts practice.
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Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright, Ms Jacquie Scotcher.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (15%); multidraft Essays (45%); powerpoint template and history presentation (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.