The course in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art has three main aims:
* Provide students with basic geographical and historical frameworks for the study of indigenous visual arts in Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.
* Familiarise students with concepts that indigenous peoples have expressed as fundamental to their understandings of relationships between art and life, both historically and in a contemporary context.
* Assist students in developing ideas about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts contribute to cross-cultural critical theory.
This course is delivered in intensive mode.
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:
- Identify historical and geographical origins of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art
- Conduct a culturally relevant appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island visual arts
- Develop cross-cultural awareness in the processes of interpretation of visual arts
- Research and access information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art
- Speak and write with cultural sensitivity and confidence on Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
Indicative AssessmentOral presentation and paper, 10 minute presentation and 1000 word paper (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Research essay, 2000 words (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Review, 1000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days (9am-5pm); and b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Wally Caruana, Aboriginal Art, Thames and Hudson, 2003
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