The Artist in the World - Part 2

Subject MULT10010 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

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

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

24 hours per semester





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Core Participation Requirements:

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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.

Learning Outcomes:

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: None
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Art
Bachelor of Music Performance (Improvisation) (VCA)
Bachelor of Production

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