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Street Art (CCDP20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCCDP20001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

From illegally spray-painted stencils to secret exhibitions in abandoned warehouses to exclusive multi-million dollar art fairs, this subject explores the rise of street art in the contemporary city.

The subject examines the diversity of artists, materials and political impulses that drive street art and graffiti and its shift from an illicit subculture to a mainstream practice. Using examples from Melbourne and other key cities such as New York, Rome and Berlin, the subject investigates how the meaning and impact of street art derive from spatial and social contexts and how street art can provide new ways of understanding a city, as well as broader debates about art, public space and urban development.

Students undertaking this subject will develop skills in identifying, mapping and designing street art in Melbourne’s laneways.

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject will:

- Be able to identify a range of street art in a variety of urban contexts;

- Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of materials and creative practices that comprise street art;

- Demonstrate an understanding of how the meaning of forms of street art is shaped by spatial and social contexts;

- Have developed skills in the mapping and design of street art.

Generic skills

Students completing the subject will develop generic skills in:

  • research and inquiry, including analysing information and constructing an argument
  • visual literacy, including the ability to analyse spaces and objects and articulate findings
  • communication and interpersonal skills, through the development of collaborative proposals and presentations

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

Photographic documentation and 500 word (max) written analysis of examples of street art (week 5) - 20%

Short Essay- 1200 words (max) - (Week 10) - 30%

Mapping and Design proposals-Small Group Presentations and 1000 words summary of presentation. (Week 12) - 50%

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorDaniel Butt
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment, class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, subject matter enquiries:

    Danny Butt

    danny.butt@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorDaniel Butt
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment, class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    Contact Stop 1

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, subject matter enquiries:

    Danny Butt

    danny.butt@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 18 July 2019