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Theory Basics FFA192



The unit introduces theories of the visual and performing arts through criticism and related cultural, historical and theoretical themes, including ideas of subjectivity, performativity, space and site, regionalism, nationalism and globalism. Skills in observation, critique and communication are developed through lectures, tutorial discussions and a range of assessment tasks. Emphasis is placed on acquiring the language and critical tools with which to engage with the visual and performing arts in a cross-disciplinary atmosphere.


Unit name Theory Basics
Unit code FFA192
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Dr Asher Warren

Teaching staff

Dr Asher Warren and other staff tbc

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

39 hours seminars, lectures and group work over 13 weeks.


Reflective journal (2500-word equivalent) (40%), seminar presentation with 500-word summary (20%), 1500-word essay (40%)

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