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EEA211 - Navigating the Visual World

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jenny Grenfell

Campus contact:

Elizabeth Hirsh (Burwood (Melbourne)

Jenny Grenfell (Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool)





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Burwood and Waurn Ponds: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Warrnambool: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


In this unit visual literacy is identified as a set of abilities that enable students to effectively identify, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images using digital and traditional media and techniques. A visually literate individual is both a critical consumer of visual images and, by engaging with artistic practice, a competent contributor to a body of shared knowledge and culture. These practices support student engagement with and articulation of ideas, framed by dialogue informed by selected art theories in cultural and social contexts. These experiences equip students to understand and analyse contextual, cultural, ethical, aesthetic, intellectual, and technical contexts in their own artworks and those of others. By developing an awareness of the relationship between visual forms and the messages they convey, students enhance their ability to respond critically to their own art making and to an increasingly complex, visual environment. 


Throughout the unit, students will identify relevant theoretical frameworks to inform and support their own arts practice. They will focus on the articulation of ideas and sources of inspiration as starting points for developing artworks using various methods of recording, and interpreting to translate these into visual form.


Visual Journal, 50%

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

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