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ACV210 - Integrated Practice 1

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Cameron Bishop





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Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


By enrolling in Integrated Practice 1 students can choose from two options that represent key subject areas of contemporary art practice. Once enrolled students will be asked to select from either Visual Narratives or Public Art. Both options give students the opportunity to develop key technical and conceptual skills through: workshops, lectures, studio intensive weeks, critical discussion and seminars. Students will develop a project that builds on, problematizes and/or challenges the conventions of the two disciplines. Alongside the expertise of staff, the creative journal will be crucial in developing a practice that demonstrates technical dexterity, an openness to new ways of working, and an ability to creatively engage with and critique contemporary society. 


Option 1. Visual Narratives

Visual Narratives provides an analysis of story in moving, still, digital and analogue images. Strategies for presenting (and challenging) narrative will be explored in advertising, cartoons, picture story/books, comics and other means to, in part, investigate the relationship between image and text in the digital age. This unit will priorities the structural and imaginative strategies significant to the development of visual narratives in singular (i.e. cartoons and advertisements) and sequential imagery (i.e. comics and picture story books).


Option 2. Public Art

Working with a professional practitioner students will engage with many facets of public art while developing projects that respond to and question contemporary issues around: place-making; public space; social practice; the artist as provocateur; collaboration; spectacle and the object.


Please note: There are limited places available in each stream and although all efforts will be made to accommodate each student, you may not be allocated to your chosen stream. 


A journal/workbook of visual and written work, 40%, 1600 word equivalent

Folio of original artworks, 60%, 2400 word equivalent

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