This unit explores the interaction between art and writing. More than writing about art or the inclusion of text in art works, this unit encourages you to think about writing as both a mode of creative expression as well as critique. You will also engage in different ways (writing, presentation, making, critique and reflection) to contextualise and extend your own creative projects through practices of writing and critical enquiry.
A variety of assessment tasks will bring together reading, writing and making to facilitate the productive links between these modes of creative communication. Through integrated lectures and tutorial/practical sessions you will be introduced to interdisciplinary modes of practice that respond to key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates in the visual arts. The unit will explore the interrelationship between ideas, discussion, making and writing in relation to a range of cultural thematics, and will address ethical considerations and guidelines for professional arts practice.
|Unit name||Critical Practices in Art: Writing|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr. Svenja Kratz
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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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.
FSA121 AND FSA122
Weekly workshop (3 hours) with an expectation of an additional 3 hours independent work (13 weeks, including an independent study week).
Task 1: Participation and critical engagement with unit readings and activities (10%)
Task 2: Artwork (40%)
Task 3: Reflective essay (20%)
Task 4: Journal and creative activities (30%)
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