Courses & Units

Critical Practices in Art: Fields FSA223

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit invites you to find your way through the field of contemporary art. You will unpick moments of change and transition within a broader context of local, national, and global histories of art, and to see yourself as an active participant in creating change. Using place-based, cartographic, and visual strategies, this unit introduces you to key contemporary, historical, philosophical and cultural debates in the visual arts and the continued connectivity art practices share with the past.

You will take a critical stance in relation to the role of critical and professional writing, understanding how writing can articulate, define and challenge our thinking about art and its histories. You will be guided through the interrelationship between ideas, discussion, making and writing, enabling you to establish and articular arguments vital to understanding the place of contemporary visual art in a global context. A variety of assessment tasks will bring together reading, writing and making to facilitate the productive links between these modes of creative communication.

Summary

Unit name Critical Practices in Art: Fields
Unit code FSA223
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator

Dr Toby Juliff

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Locate and express the critical, historical, cultural, and technological contexts relevant to creative practice.
  2. Identify and employ processes of discourse, triangulation, and research methodologies in a range of critical and expressive forms.
  3. Construct critical arguments using appropriate forms of professional and creative writings and making.

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100300 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,445.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

2 of FSX1xx

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FSA321 Critical Practices 3A

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (2 hours)

Assessment

Task 1: 'Mapping Change' Presentation and Reflection, 500 words (30%)

Task 2: 'Flag' Model/Artefact (40%)

Task 3: 'Cartographies of Practice' Annotated Bibliography (30%)

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Textbooks

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