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EEA211 - Navigating the Visual World

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Grenfell
Campus contact:

E Hirsh (Burwood (Melbourne)

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





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour Seminar per week.


This unit will focus on the development of students' abilities to evaluate and create visual messages, by examining, exploring, and investigating concepts of visual thinking and communication through the creation of two and three dimensional art forms. These arts practice experiences are enhanced through engagement with and articulation of ideas framed, through dialogue with relevant art theories. Here, students engage in the development of an “intelligent eye” and in doing so to consider the importance of visual literacy and visual intelligence. In this context, if images are viewed as a “language", visual literacy can be defined as the ability to deconstruct images and to understand and produce visual messages.

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.


Assignment 1: Visual Journal (50%).
Assignment 2: Suite of artworks (4) based around a theme (50%).

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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