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ASP228 - Philosophy, Art, Film

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Bowden




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Geelong: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit consists of three modules. The first explores the philosophy of art and its object across a range of issues: the nature of art; the aim and purpose of art; the nature of beauty; art and the emotions; art and politics; art and the unconscious. The second module explores issues raised by cinema, but some of which will also be relevant to other contemporary discussions of aesthetics. These include authorship; narrative; emotional involvement and the place of the viewer; identification; and genre. The notion of life after death is also explored. The third module addresses issues of performance: what the work of art is; authenticity and faithfulness; and reception.


Essay 1, 30%, 1500 words

Essay 2, 50%, 2000 words

Online program, 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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