This unit will introduce you to writing as a mode of creative expression as well as critique. It will focus on the wide range of ways artists have used the written word as part of project development and cross-arts experimentation. By juxtaposing writing with other creative disciplines, you will explore writing in relation to objects, images, history, narrative, time-based media, site, experience, performance, and more.
You will engage with key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates related to writing and the visual arts through the lectures and readings, and you will be guided through ways to connect these to creative practice in tutorial sessions. The development of your skills and knowledge will be shared through discussions, presentations, writing exercises, making tasks, critique, peer review, reflection and regular journaling.
|Unit name||Critical Practices in Art: Writing|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Svenja Kratz|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Analyse creative works with consideration of form, content and context¿in written and oral forms
- Contextualise creative processes and outputs¿with reference to appropriate artistic,¿historical,¿philosophical¿and cultural sources
- Apply¿writing as a strategy for creative production, critical reflection and¿critique in the visual arts
- Apply established guidelines for professional arts practice
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Prerequisites25 credit points of any Level 100 Critical Practice in Art Core
On Campus (Hobart and Launceston)
Weekly Workshops (3 Hours)
Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week
|Assessment||Task 2: Project Proposal and Context Essay (30%)|Task 1: Journal Exercises and Creative Writing Project. (20%)|Task 3: Artwork and Reflective Statement (30%)|Task 4: Journal and ‘Writing-With’ Project Development (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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