The aim of this course is to encourage students to engage with different theoretical and historical frameworks for interpreting images. It will cover a wide range of primarily western theories of the image including marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, and phenomenology. It also deals with the culture industry, film, the televisual and with recent theories of technology. Students will be encouraged to think about how the various different interpretative methods addressed in the course might relate to their studio.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of important theoretical and historical frameworks for interpreting images in visual art discourse.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify relevant theoretical and historical frameworks and apply them to contemporary visual art discourse and to your own studio practice.
- Present written and oral arguments which are reasoned, structured and coherent.
Indicative Assessment1000 word written assignment (25%), 2500 word essay (45%), 8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) and participation (10%).
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Three hours lectures and tutorial, seven hours independent study per week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3338||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|