VA3212 - History and Theory of Creative Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)
Available to all students
The subject is designed to provide students with a sound working knowledge of the
fundamental concepts that inform the discussion of art, design and performance in
contemporary culture, and to develop visual literacy and written language skills.
It is geared to building understanding of the contemporary arts in relation to earlier
developments in creative practice such as Modernism and Postmodernism. Students examine
the nature of aesthetic experience and identify why the arts are of value to us. The
aim of the weekly tutorial session is to engage in a discussion about artworks in
terms of their form, content context and ideology.
- an awareness of the history and theories underpinning creative arts practice from
the advent of Modernism;
- the ability to describe, analyse and compare creative works in terms of their form,
content, and social and historical context;
- the ability to structure concise, descriptive and analytical writing about creative
works and the meaning and value of the arts;
- the capacity to communicate with others during class presentations and group discussions
on topics including the nature of creative arts and why they are of value to us.
||18CP OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright.
- 13 hours lectures
- 26 hours tutorials
||presentations (60%); essays (40%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Participation in 80% of classes is a requirement to pass this subject.
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