Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Elizabeth Presa
Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This seminar looks at the traditional divide between Eastern and Western cultures, values, beliefs and how these find expression in the arts. Themes explored include scientific and spiritual cosmologies; medical traditions; anatomical and holistic bodies; rational paradigms and mysticism; martial arts, cybernetics and body modification. This seminar includes both theoretical and practice based workshops in meditation and tai chi, and other movement traditions.
This subject aims to introduce students to key distinctions and paradigm shifts in Eastern and Western cultural systems and beliefs. Students will research intersections between traditional divides that will enable them to reconceptualise cultural difference in order to forge strong connections to international artists and institutions.
5000 words or equivalent written and practical project, developed in conjunction with supervisor with feedback throughout the semester (100%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completing this subject students will have:
Master of Transnational Arts |
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