ACV311 - Art in the Postdigital Age


2020 unit information

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



Students must complete unit ACV207



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 x 1-hour class

5 x 1-hour seminar

6 x 2-hours seminar


This unit will examine how art in the postdigital age operates and will require students to examine key contexts for the production and reception of contemporary art. Extending the content of the second year history and theory unit, this unit will explore, discuss, and critically and practically engage with digital creative practices to build knowledge around the issues and motivations that drive the use of new technologies in art.

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to apply understandings and interpretations of post-digital work in order to contest them and incorporate them in practice. Drawing on a range of subject areas including data art, embodiment and technology, subjectivity and aesthetics, the event and spectacle, the unit aims to expand critical knowledge of cultural practices while developing advanced skills in writing and debate.

The key skills third year students require for their move into creative industries are the ability to initiate and sustain enquiry and interpretation through practice-led approach (thinking through making). Students will undertake a number of practical exercises and writing tasks connected to an oral presentation on a chosen subject area and in response to course content. The unit will focus on the skills of professional practice and critical context for connecting the digital identity to art world applications.

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