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.
Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Workshops for collaborative project development plus 2 x 3 hour symposia.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks |
Total Time Commitment:
36 hours per semester
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Elizabeth Presa, Mr David Shea
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)
Re-Making the Body focuses on experimentation and research. Students are required to form small multidisciplinary collaborative groups reflective of the diversity of disciplines in the University. Each group develops its own project on the body related to current areas of social/scientific concern. Groups will receive supervision from staff from the arts, humanities and sciences.
Through the development of highly experimental projects, students generate opportunities for interdisciplinary research on the body, leading to new modes of representation, as well as new understandings and strategies for dealing with the complex array of issues and questions surrounding the human body.
In linking their projects to the creative arts, the sciences, humanities or other fields of knowledge, students work discursively and experientially within an analytical and critical framework. Communicating the outcomes of their projects via publicly accessible performances, exhibitions, publications of experimental or discursive writing, film and video, on-line material, and conferences, is integral to the success of their projects.
Note: Students taking the Poetics of the Body track of breadth subjects normally take them in order from first year Poetics of the Body to second year Re-thinking the Body and Re-Making the Body, although each of the units can be taken separately or in any order.
Re-Making the Body aims to:
Project based assessment
25% Research journal. On going assesssment.
50% Collaborative project. To be assessed at the end of the 12 Weeks.
25% A written analysis (1000 words) and documentation which may include photos, video, music, on-line material and other resources. To be submitted at the end of the 12 weeks.
Readings will be given out in seminars.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of the Re-Making the Body subject students should be able to:
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