Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015: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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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 interdisciplinary subjects focuses on making connections between traditionally distinct knowledge domains surrounding the human body and its perceptual faculties. Using the arts as a lens through which to explore a range of discourses from the sciences, medicine, law, philosophy and religious and mystical traditions, students will explore various dimensions and understandings of the of the human body and its systems of perception. Particular emphasis will be placed on how artists negotiate cultural diversity and protocols about sexual difference, clothing, ritual and customs. As with other subjects in this course students will actively engage in the translation and transformation of their research through their art practices.
This subject aims to provide students with an overview of the range of beliefs, attitudes and protocols surrounding the human body across cultures, familiarity with the ways artists have negotiated understandings and representations of the body; confidence to deal with a range of culturally shifting perspectives on the body and perceptual systems that generate new and culturally sensitive modes of representation.
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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