|Semester 1, 2020 Online|
|Short Description:||Aesthetic Dimensions|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Janet McDonald
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSTA or MARA
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
It is strongly encouraged that students undertaking this course have a creative arts practice specific to either the Creative Media, Applied Media, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts or Creative Writing.
This course is designed to encourage students new to the Masters Program to orientate their creative arts practice in terms of its aesthetic expression. Students will share aesthetic ideas and experiences across all creative arts disciplines.
Aesthetics, expression, imitation, beauty, form, style, content, context and genre are all key elements in creative praxis. The use of these may vary between artistic disciplines, however, these elements bind together to engage how we describe, prescribe and inscribe the practice of art-making. The ways in which art is used to express perceptions of phenomenon from ancient to Marxist aesthetic lenses will be explored. Enrolment is restricted to Masters students, and cross-disciplinary enrolments are encouraged.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- articulate and express how aesthetic philosophies/theories can analyse the art-making process;
- analyse and evaluate various theories to reveal artistic discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary aesthetic contrasts and comparisons;
- apply aesthetic theories and reflect upon their use in practice of art-making.
|1.||Imitation, mimesis, and facsimile: what is art||40.00|
|2.||Affective versus cognitive: sense and thought||40.00|
|3.||Object, subject, abject: the gaze, morals and ethics||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=01&subject1=BCA8000)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|AESTHETIC REVIEW||100||30||27 Mar 2020|
|AESTHETIC RESPONSE||100||30||01 May 2020|
|MAJOR ESSAY - MANIFESTO||100||40||05 Jun 2020|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online: There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
On-campus: It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To successfully complete an individual assessment item, a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks .
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.