The unit will introduce methods used to describe, analyse and evaluate art and reflect on the discussions and debates that surround it in historical and contemporary terms. You will engage in reading, writing and making tasks which connect the field of creative production with major art historical methods and theories, important topical issues and broader cultural thematics. The purpose of the unit is to link these areas to contemporary creative practice and to understand and reflect on them through the processes of making and discussing art.
A sequence of thematic modules (Manifesto, Encounter, Ruin) will explore fundamental art and design concepts and processes through lectures and integrated practical and scholarly tasks.
Set projects will engage you in collaborative and cross-media practice as well as concentrated individual focus. Practical demonstrations and making/writing workshops will introduce you to a range of the facilities and studios at TCotA and initiate an explorative, critical and reflective approach to practice.
|Unit name||Critical Practices 1A|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Neil Haddon and Art staff
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2019: $1,641.00||2019: $4,726.00||100301|
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1 x 50 minute weekly lecture and 5 hour tutorial or equivalent (2 blocks of 3 hours with one hour lunch break). There is an expectation of at least a further 6 hours independent work.
Ongoing formative feedback through written, verbal, visual, individual and collective presentations and critique. An integrated folio of artworks and writing tasks staged over the semester and a semester journal (100%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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