Contemporary Culture and Creative Practice (9760.3)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
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 outcomesUpon 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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Students are expected to attend and actively participate in all lectures, and tutorials. If a student misses lectures or tutorials, regardless of the reason, it may negatively impact upon their assessment, due to them having missed important educational information and material. Announcements that are made at lectures, and via class email, are deemed to be made to the whole group.
Required IT skills
Students require a general computing skills in applications such as Word, PowerPoint and internet search capability.
Work placement, internships or practicums