- Code ARTH8021
- 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 Art History, Digital Arts, Visual Arts, Design Arts, Creative Arts
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Kate Warren
- Mode of delivery In Person
Summer Session 2019
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The focus of this intensively-delivered course is writing on and about the creative arts and the visual arts in particular. It is aimed at students engaged in either practice- led research or art history and theoretical research in the creative arts. It introduces a variety of strategies and models for experimenting with voice, structure and content and addresses writing for different contexts - academic, art museums and the visual and creative industries more generally. The aim throughout is to develop students' critical awareness of various ways of writing and skills and confidence for writing at an advanced level.
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:
- Experiment with different modes and voices for writing on the creative arts.
- Evaluate others’ writing about the arts.
- Evaluate and explore ways of writing about art works,
materials, processes and /or performance.
- Apply course material to extended writing exercises.
- Speak with confidence about an aspect of writing.
Participation 10% (LO 1, 2, 3, 5)
Written keyword assignment, 500 words 10% (LO 3)
Essay or experimental writing, 4500 words 60% (LO 1, 3, 4)
Audio/visual presentation with written paper, 1000 words 20% (LO 1, 3, 5)
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 35 hours of contact: lectures and tutorials, delivered intensively over 5 days; and b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Barrett, E and Bolt B. (eds.) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry, London: IBTauris 2007
Carter, P., Material Thinking: The Theory and Practice of Creative Research Melbourne: MUP 2004
Readings will be posted online as an e-brick prior to the intensive.
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