• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Erica Seccombe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This unit explores the impact of the computer age and the information revolution on society generally and on visual arts practitioners in particular. It is divided into two interconnected parts. The first focuses on some of the key debates concerning changing views of the body, space and time. The second part deals with the varied creative uses of the new media, including digital imaging, websites, interactive CD-ROMS, animation and virtual reality, framing them within broader historical and social contexts. The unit also takes into account some of the ethical issues raised by the advent of cyberspace.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of new technologies on contemporary art and life
  2. Relate developments in new technologies to contemporary visual culture
  3. Analyse and interpret works of art in new media
  4. Present written and oral arguments about new media art.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word written essay (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

2500 word essay (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

8 minute tutorial presentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV2018, ARTV6008 or ARTH6162.

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Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9898 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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