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ACV311 - Visual Arts History and Theory in the Expanded Field

Unit details

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

David Cross





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 1 hour Seminar


In Visual Arts History and Theory in the Expanded Field students will examine key contexts for the production and reception of contemporary art. Extending on the second year history and theory unit, key thematic subject areas will be examined building increased knowledge of what drives the production of art and how we come to understand it. Drawing on a range of subject areas including nomadology, art and the environment, virtuality, theories of narrative, the event and spectacle culture among others, the unit will aim to expand critical knowledge while at the same time develop advanced skills in writing and oral analysis and debate. Focusing on the key skills of analysis and interpretation, the unit will also provide a professional practice content connecting historical and theoretical knowledge to art world applications. Students will undertake a number of writing tasks connected to persuasive writing as well as an oral presentation on a chosen subject area.


Essay, 50%, 2000 words

Oral Presentation, 25%, 1000word equivalent

Professional Practice Exercise, 25%, 1000 words

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