Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject is not offered in 2015.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A series of lectures and seminars totalling 60-hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 170 hours across the semester, including class time.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
107-306/AHIS30002 Art Abroad; 107-466 Contemporary Culture: Art in New York
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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 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/
Prof Charles Green
It is important that students contact the lecturer in charge of the subject prior to enrolment to confirm the destination of the fieldwork tour in the year of study and obtain written approval to enrol. Application details will be available from the lecturer in charge and also the School of Culture and Communication.
This subject is taught on location in a major art centre (the subject may be taught in one year in New York, or in other destinations as appropriate) using social, economic, geographical and cultural effects of the respective arts centre as a case study of culture in action. Students will be introduced to the key institutional components of the art centre studied: this may include as appropriate: urban and rural fabrics, museums, cultural sites, galleries, alternative spaces, corporate collections, auction houses, art magazines and studies, depending on the art centre. Students will study the history, context, display and consumption of art, allowing consideration of recent developments in museology, arts policy and cultural tourism. The subject develops a broad understanding of the historical and aesthetic characteristics of artworks produced during selected artistic periods. The subject draws attention to the varying contexts informing works of art, including the relationship between art and its methods of production and preservation, its encouragement with society and installation in museum settings, and the different ways in which it conveys. Students should develop a range of approaches to understanding art, from issues of censorship and art, to gender and sexual identity in art, art and politics, space and meaning. The subject provides students with a fundamental grounding in art history and/or architectural history, and in the broader critical and analytical skills necessary for the study of art in later years. Students wishing to enrol in this subject must consult the notes below.
On completion of the subject students should have:
A site project, equivalent to 2000 words 25% (due during the on-site teaching period), a written essay, equivalent to 4000 words 50% (due one month after on-site teaching), and a take-home examination of 2000 words 25% (due two months after on-site teaching). Hurdle requirement: students must attend at least 80% of seminars/tutorials and submit all pieces of assessment in order to pass this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who sucessfully complete this subject will:
Special entry conditions apply for this subject and all students are required to consult the lecturer in charge prior to lodgement of an application.
Students who have completed 107-306 Art Abroad, 107-466 Contemporary Culture: Art in New York, AHIS3002 Studying Art on Location are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
There is a quota on this subject and places are limited. Details of where and how to obtain the itinerary and travel arrangements are available from the lecturer in charge. Prospective students must register with the lecturer in charge as early as possible and selected students will receive written approval to enrol. To enrol in this subject students must submit a Subject Variation form along with written authorisation from the School of Culture and Communication and proof of tour organiser approval to the Faculty of Arts Student Centre. It is not possible to enrol in this subject on-line.
Strict enrolment deadlines apply to subjects taught during the Winter Semester. The subject dates and HECS/course fee dates for this subject change each year. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.
200 Point Master of Art Curatorship |
Art History Major
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