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NM1101 - Arts in Perspective

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

Available to all students

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

  • an awareness of the history and theories underpinning creative arts practice;
  • the ability to describe, analyse and compare creative works in terms of their form, content, social and historical context;
  • the ability to structure concise, descriptive and analytical writing about creative works and the meaning and value of the arts;
  • strong verbal and written communication skills.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); multidraft Essays (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); multidraft Essays (60%).

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.