Course Code: 842AA
This is a 50 point part-time course. Study is usually completed within 1 year, however you are allowed up to 2 years to complete the course.
|Year 1 - Semester 1|
|Studio Materials and Methods ACore||6.25|
Studio Materials and Methods A
This subject addresses and introduces students to the field of contemporary art practice through a series of set projects that will explore the basic materials, methods and concepts of drawing and painting. Developed specifically for Graduate Certificate students, this subject will focus on traditional techniques and methodologies as well as exploring other related media, technologies and processes.
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|Contemporary Art Practice ACore||6.25|
Contemporary Art Practice A
Working in 3-hour weekly studio workshops, students will select from painting, drawing and print media, digital technologies, sculpture, installation, performance or photography and/or combinations of the above and work on developing their knowledge of media, technique and material and conceptual process appropriate to their chosen art form. Each student will present their art work at a group seminar during the semester.
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|Critical Issues in Contemporary Art ACore||12.5|
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art A
This subject provides students with an introduction to critical argumentation in the visual arts by addressing significant issues and topics in the field of contemporary art. In particular, the course examines the relation between the critical concepts of vanguard modernism and postmodernist “trans-avantgarde” and “retro” cultural phenomena. The course also investigates the relation between postmodernism and the mass media as well as the emergence of new media and new technologies.
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|Year 1 - Semester 2|
|Studio Materials and Methods BCore||6.25|
Studio Materials and Methods B
This subject addresses and introduces students to the field of contemporary art practice through a series of set projects that will explore the basic materials, methods and concepts of sculpture and digital and installation art forms. Developed specifically for Graduate Certificate students, this subject will focus on traditional techniques and methodologies as well as exploring other related media, technologies and processes.
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|Contemporary Art Practice BCore||6.25|
Contemporary Art Practice B
Consolidating experience of producing art in Contemporary Art Practice A, student initiated projects are devised and developed further in consultation with the tutor. Individual guidance and advice will be provided with a view to realising resolved work suitable for the exhibition. A formal group discussion and critical reflection upon the artwork will take place. In consultation with the tutor, students will prepare and install selected works in a group exhibition in one of the School's exhibition venues.
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|Critical Issues in Contemporary Art BCore||12.5|
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art B
This subject provides students with a critical encounter with current, contemporary art practice and theory, and speculates on the directions contemporary art may be taking. The course focuses on cultural developments that have been significant since postmodernism by examining prominent exhibitions and critical publications throughout this period. The course addresses and evaluates innovative as well as retroactive or revisionary artistic practices and theories that each characterises what has increasingly become collectively dubbed “the contemporary”.
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