NM2017 - Visual Arts in Perspective
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Arts, Society & Education
The unit is designed to provide students with a sound working knowledge of the history
and theory of arts practice. This subject will examine key theories that provide explanations
for why the arts are of value to us. This is an important foundation subject, as it
will assist students to see how artists in the past have used symbolic means, sound,
and movement to communicate with an audience. In this subject, students will also
examine the way in which people working in the arts exercise creative imagination
to make culturally significant or insightful works which contribute to our understanding
of our life. An important aspect of this subject is the skill of academic writing.
Participation in all tutorials will ensure that students learn the writing skills
needed to complete the assessment tasks. Research skills including the correct use
of referencing will be taught, practiced and assessed in the unit. Writing about art
is of value as this process enables us to reflect upon and clarify what we know. Writing
enables us to understand the aims of arts practice at a deeper level and it helps
to imagine more persuasive work.
- Identify illustrate and/or describe significant movements and theories underpinning
the history creative arts practice;
- Describe, analyse and compare significant movements and creative works in terms of
their form, content, and social and historical context;
- Communicate with others during group discussions and through structured concise, descriptive
and analytical writing about art history, art movements, creative works and the meaning
and value of the arts;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the self- transformative nature of arts practice.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Robyn Glade-Wright.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 38 hours - 12hrs online lectures and 26 hrs online discussion board
- assessment and self-directed study
||presentations (10%); multidraft Essays (40%); timeline powerpoint (50%).
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