- Code ARTH8020
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 PGRD
- Dr Julie Brooke
- Mode of delivery In Person
Spring Session 2018
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This course considers different methodological approaches to works of art, craft and design in order to illuminate their potential range of meanings. It uses case studies of art works selected by students to explore modes of analysis and interpretation that prioritise artists' practice-led research. The course is structured around seminar presentations and responses by staff, students and academic visitors, including artists, curators and writers. It also involves visits to collections and displays at national institutions where different examples of research approaches are tested.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse works of art, design and other forms of visual communication.
- Evaluate selected historical, cultural and theoretical contexts of works of art in relation to their study object.
- Identify and apply appropriate modes of analysis, evaluation and comparative critical frameworks.
- Present reasoned, referenced, and structured arguments in both written and audio-visual forms.
Other InformationFrom case studies of both works of art, texts, and contexts these courses will seek to develop methods and modes of analysis appropriate to the priorities of the practice-led research - which forms the majority emphasis of a postgraduate student's work at the ANU School of Art. In conjunction with the practical and material emphasis of these priorities, Arguing Objects also enables students from outside the School of Art to focus on modes of analysis which prioritise the practical knowledge of the maker, and thus to investigate both the context of production and the context(s) of the work's reception in the world at large.
In keeping with the objectives of the course, students are required to choose as their subject an art object housed in one of the institutions located in Canberra (eg, National Museum of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial, the ANU, or Canberra Museum and Gallery) as the focus of their study. For the purposes of this study, an "art object" may comprise a work of art or design in any medium.
Participation: 10% [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Seminar presentation and submission of powerpoint: 20% [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Essay/research paper: 70% [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 30 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days; and b) 100 hours of independent student research, reading and writing. Contact hours may include visits to major art institutions in Canberra.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9746||13 Aug 2018||24 Aug 2018||05 Oct 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|