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Contemporary Culture and Creative Practice (9760.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications

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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQEC-NAM (191425) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (191427) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQEC-NAM (176477) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (176479) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQN-TOWNSV (172359) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQEC-NAM (172358) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (165386) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (147145) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, TQB-SB (147768) - View

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Syllabus

This unit explores and navigates contemporary Post-modern culture. It outlines the major social and cultural trends within the Post-Modern era and involves the application of semiotic theory to analyse contemporary culture and artworks.

Students will be able to make informed comment on key artists and conceptual approaches within contemporary practices. They will be able to hypothesize on social, cultural and sub-cultural trends within contemporary visual culture.

A sound understanding of this unit will allow the student to culturally situate themselves and their practice within our larger global culture.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply semiotic theory and analyse contemporary culture and artwork;

2. Comment on key artists and conceptual approaches within contemporary practices;

3. Outline the major social and cultural trends within the Post-Modern era;

4. Hypothesize on social, cultural and sub-cultural trends within contemporary visual culture; and

5. Employ communication skills in an academic and/or creative context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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