The Artist in the World - Part 2

Subject MULT10010 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours each week
Total Time Commitment: 5 hours per week incl preparation assessment tasks
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Student and Academic Services, Faculty of the VCA and Music, The University of Melbourne, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank Vic 3004
Subject Overview:

Key words in the Arts and Society introduces students to a number of keywords which appear in contemporary debates on art and society. These debates make use of concepts drawn from within the arts but also from other disciplines including psychoanalysis, philosophy, anthropology, visual design, law, cultural theory and the sciences. Students are encouraged to gain awareness of the variety of ways in which words are used and ideas and values constructed in these diciplines.

Objectives: On completion of the Artist in The World subject students should be able to:
• identify key issues in contemporary cultural practice;
• acquire a critical vocabulary and refine written and verbal communication skills;
• develop an appreciation of the social and historical context of creative work;
• develop the ability to critically analyse and evaluate discourses and performances in contemporary arts practice;
• develop a more reflective approach towards their practice and across disciplines

Students are required to complete written work of 2000 words of its equivalent and actively participate in tutorials for each component to sucessfully complete the subject. Intellectual journal - 15 pages (45%); critical investigation - 800 words (30%); tutorial participation (25%). Hurdle requirement - 80% attendance.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

Artist In The World reader (purchase from VCA Student Centre; copies available in VCA Library).

Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (VCA)
Bachelor of Dramatic Art (VCA)
Bachelor of Film and Television (VCA)
Bachelor of Fine Art
Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) (VCA)
Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) (VCA)
Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography) (VCA)
Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture and Spatial Practice)(VCA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) (VCA)
Bachelor of Music Performance (Guitar) (VCA)
Bachelor of Music Performance (Improvisation) (VCA)
Bachelor of Music Performance (Keyboard) (VCA)
Bachelor of Music Performance - Practical Composition-(VCA)
Bachelor of Music Performance(Orchestral Instruments) (VCA)
Bachelor of Music Theatre
Bachelor of Production
Graduate Certificate in Visual Art

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