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ACG104 - Evolution of Contemporary Art and Design

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(Only available to students enrolled in A351, A352, A353, A355, A356, A357, A358, A359 or A365)

Unit chair:M Kelly

For students commencing from 2011: ACG101 and ACG103



Incompatible with:


Note: 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.


Students will focus on the evolution of contemporary visual communication through the history of art and design. This unit will investigate the overlaps between historical and contemporary art and design movements and encouraging students to explore the influences they have on our contemporary creative world. Topic areas will include the history of printing, the origins of abstraction, decoration and culture, photographic techniques in design, symbols and language, modernism, postmodernism and digital culture. Students will be required to research creative producers from a wide range of time periods and disciplines including ancient civilisations, modernist theorists and contemporary designers.


Research Project, 20%

Design Project, 40%

Design Project, 40%

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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