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NM3904 - Philosophy of the Arts and the Reflective Practitioner

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject is designed to introduce the Philosophy in the Arts in a manner which is applied to practice. In the subject, the nature of aesthetic experience and reasons why the arts are of value to us will be examined. The aim of the weekly tutorial and practical sessions will be to discuss theories of art/design and to reflect on how they may inform creative practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe theories of creative arts that explain the value of the arts to society;
  • create original works of art and analyse theories of art that relate to the aims of the work;
  • demonstrate analytical and reflective thinking in written communication.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Poster - (30%) - Individual
  • Oral > Interview - (20%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Creative work - (50%) - Individual.


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours online activity
  • 20 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.