EEA211 - Navigating the Visual World


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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

Burwood (Melbourne): 8 x 3-hour studio during trimester


Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong) re-offered 2021 [Waurn Ponds (Geelong): 8 x 3-hour studio during trimester]

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit navigates the visual world with a focus on visual art and design. Topics include: light, perception, optical illusions and ways in which cultural and social conditions determine the production and consumption of visual culture.

The unit explores how we use images to express ourselves, reflect society and culture, communicate, have aesthetic experiences experience and learn. It also looks at the important role of the audience, viewer or other participants, in art.

Through studio practice and seminars or cloud learning experiences, students will develop understandings of the relationship between meaning and cultural context, identify aspects of the relationship between cultural production and social conditions, articulate concepts of contemporary theory in visual culture in their writing and locate aspects of their own practice within a defined cultural context.

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