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EEA212 - Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Waterfront (Geelong) campus Visual Arts course enrolled students to enrol in the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shelley Hannigan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood and Waurn Ponds: 1 x 1 hour Class per week and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Warrnambool: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit looks at the ways in which varying cultural and social conditions determine the production and consumption of visual culture, how we use images to express ourselves, to communicate, to experience pleasure, and to learn?

It focuses on the concept that images and objects are continuously seen and instantaneously interpreted, forming new knowledge and new images of identity and environment. In this context, art is a form of social reproduction in which the creation of a work of art is only part of the product, it is the viewer who completes the work. What is produced forms a social relationship between the individual and the art form.

Through studio practice and seminars, students will develop understandings of the relationship between meaning and cultural context, identify aspects of the relationship between cultural production and social conditions, articulate concepts of contemporary theory in visual culture in their writing and locate aspects of their own practice within a defined cultural context.


Seminar presentation, 2500 words or equivalent, 50%

Suite of artworks (4) based around a theme, 50%

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