|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Contemporary Art Theory 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|ASCED code :||100301 - Fine Arts|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Johanna Guerin
Pre-requisite: VSA1000 and VSA1003 and VSA2000 and VSA2001
This course investigates key research areas and debates in contemporary visual art theory at an advanced level of study. This course will present key contemporary theories that have underpinned art practices both nationally and internationally. This course further develops the student’s understanding of art theory acquired in their first and second years of study. Issues presented in semester 1 will be further developed in Contemporary Art Theory 2.
The conceptual frameworks introduced by this course will provide the context for students thinking about their own practical work, and the broader field of art practice nationally and internationally. Throughout the course students will develop the critical tools which will enable them to reflect upon and theorise research at an advanced level. Students will be presented will a series of topics that explore various historical and contemporary theoretical topics that underpin artistic thought and practice.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- identify the key debates in art history and theory in both modern and contemporary contexts;
- critically examine the nexus between art practice and the broader art historical and theoretical context at an advanced level;
- interpret, communicate and present ideas, clearly and succinctly to a broad range of audiences as part of planning and submitting research assessment work;
- work independently as professional researchers of aesthetic theory, art history and broader culture;
- recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues in the context of regional, national and international art practice and theory.
|1.||Understanding practice in context through research||16.00|
|2.||Dimensions of contemporary aesthetic theory||16.00|
|3.||Nexus between theory, history and contemporary visual art||17.00|
|4.||The form and politics of indigenous art||17.00|
|5.||Relationship between art and everyday life||17.00|
|6.||Drafting and completing a research project||17.00|
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=2021&sem=01&subject1=VSA3021)
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|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||100||20||19 Apr 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||100||30||17 May 2021|
|ASSIGNMENT 3||100||50||04 Jun 2021|
Important assessment information
Attendance requirements: 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.
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 satisfactorily 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.