|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|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: VSA1000 and VSA1003 and VSA2000 and VSA2001
Building on the content of VSA3021 Contemporary Art Theory 1, students in this course will further develop their understanding of theoretical debates in relation to studio practice and contemporary art. Students will be discussing and researching at an advanced level, critical and cultural theory in national and international contexts. This course develops an advanced level of study in preparation for professional art practice or further study in honours and postgraduate levels.
The theoretical context for understanding contemporary art developed in VSA3021, is extended and further developed in this course. The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen the students' grasp of the contested field of contemporary art theory and assist the student in identifying key points of contact between their individual art practice, art practice in general, and the broader art institutional and cultural context. This context includes gender and identity politics, anthropology in art, indigenous art, cultural criticism and the politics of representation.