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AAD72204 - Art after 1960 (2018)

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Lismore Session 2 Session 2
Online Session 2 N/A

Unit aim

Explores key debates in art history and visual culture that have been central to a range of post-1960s art practices. Distinctions between Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary art will be addressed through theoretical frameworks such as feminism, post-colonialism, phenomenology, new technology, globalisation, capitalism and digital culture.

Unit content

  • Postmodernism
  • Pop Art
  • Site-specific art
  • Conceptual Art
  • Art and Activism
  • Pictures Generation
  • Post-structuralism
  • Critical theory
  • Feminism
  • Visual and theoretical analysis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 articulate the conditions and contradictions of key discourses relevant to post-1960s art and visual culture
2 articulate the relation between a range of art practices and critical theories relevant to post-1960s art
3 demonstrate visual analysis skills
4 demonstrate intermediate-level critical writing skills
5 produce original and historically accurate research that draws from academic sources
6 summarise the similarities and differences between modern and postmodern art.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate the conditions and contradictions of key discourses relevant to post-1960s art and visual culture
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. articulate the relation between a range of art practices and critical theories relevant to post-1960s art
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. demonstrate visual analysis skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate intermediate-level critical writing skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. produce original and historically accurate research that draws from academic sources
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. summarise the similarities and differences between modern and postmodern art.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation 10%
Participation 10%
Project 30%
Essay 50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour per week (12 weeks)
Assessment
Presentation 10%
Participation 10%
Project 30%
Essay 50%

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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