Courses & Units
Curatorial Practice FSA306
Contemporary curatorial practice tests the limits of exhibition-making, bringing audiences, artists, objects, sites and platforms into new, evolving forms. This unit introduces critical contemporary debates and developments in curatorial studies and the ecologies of cultural heritage, and poses timely questions about inclusion, engagement and ethics.
Engaging with a broad range of cultural institutions and organisations, from small artist-run initiatives through to large state and national museums, the unit has a particular interest in regional arts as a space of challenge and opportunity.
Preparing learners to practice in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector, you will generate a self-initiated and self-directed exhibition and learning program that responds to industry and community needs.
|Unit name||Curatorial Practice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Karen Hall|
|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 debates and positions in contemporary curatorial practices in the GLAM sector
- Identify and critique regional, national, and international variations in curatorial practices and funding
- Apply disciplinary skills of collaboration and engagement with industry partners to present critically persuasively work to external agencies.
- Demonstrate the development of an ethical and culturally sensitive approach to curatorial practice
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Intermediate level
Online Synchronous 2 hours (12 times, weekly)
Online Asynchronous lecture and interactive activity 1 hour (12 times weekly)
Plus an additional 7 hours engagement with unit content and self-directed learning per week
|Assessment||Task 1: Exhibition Review (15%)|Task 4: Weekly Interactive Activities (15%)|Task 2: Exhibition Pitch (30%)|Task 3: Curatorial Writing Folio (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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