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ACC308 - New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(This unit is available only to students enrolled in A352, A355, A356, A357, A358 or A359)

Unit chair:D Armstrong

Completion of 6 level two units in a Bachelor of Creative Arts major sequence.



Incompatible with:



Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


In this unit art and science are brought together to make New Worlds. The emphasis is on lens-based technology as both scientific instrument and artistic medium. The course will examine the methodologies that construct the worldviews of science and art, and means by which scientific methods can be used for artistic purpose and vice-versa. Pseudo-science, scientific hoaxes, and science fiction and its mythologies are also subject to investigation and creation. Classes will present examples of artists exploring science and scientists who use or investigate art or discover aesthetic means of visualising data. Photography exists only because of scientific and artistic interest in recording the phenomena of light. Learning the history of its development will provide understandings that can be put to work in the studio practice, and seminars will lead students in technical experimentation. Learning will equip students to make basic scientific documentation by means including microscopy, astro-photography, forensic imaging, as well as to critically analyse scientific claims and visual data. Assignment and folio outcomes are expected to be both artistic and scientific. Collaboration and teamwork will facilitate discovery.


Preliminary, propositional production 20%, Collaborative production assignment 60%, Evaluation paper presentation, resource and research journal 1000 words 20%,

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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