|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will introduce students to ways of seeing, understanding, articulating and researching Dance and other art forms. Through 12 x 1 hour lectures and 12 x 2 hr tutorials, historical, political and social issues relating to dance and the arts in the 20th and 21st centuries will be discussed, positioning dance in a broader cultural context and within the history of arts practice, specifically from modernism through post modernism to current practice. Students will be challenged to discuss, develop, listen to and debate ideas, and encouraged to articulate their points of view through critical analysis and practical tasks.
Current issues including ‘live’ performance, artistic practice in the digital age and the role of the artist will be examined.
This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.
Intended learning outcomes
- Understand how to place their own practice within a wider context (historical political, social, aesthetic)
- Discuss work in a constructive and informed manner
- Listen and respond to the ideas of others without pre-judgment
- Articulate a deeper appreciation of the work of a broad range of arts practitioners
- Express an appreciation and understanding of the aspects of different artistic languages and the specific materials with which artists work
- Articulate and express aspects and objectives of their own creative pathway
- Demonstrate collaboration and team decision-making processes.
Eligibility and requirements
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
Participation and contribution in tutorials, including completion of the online library module.
Pecha Kucha Group Presentation. All members of the group will receive the same mark unless there is clear evidence of non-attendance or non-contribution.
Pecha Kucha Group Documentation including bibliography . All members of the group will receive the same mark unless there is clear evidence of non-attendance or non-contribution.
Personal Response and evaluation of live contemporary performance work.
Personal Response and comparative evaluation of extant contemporary works sourced on-line.
|End of semester||10%|
|Hurdle requirement: Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes, complete an Online Library Training Module and submit for all assessment tasks to be eligible for a pass in this subject.||Throughout the semester||N/A|
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Nina Veretennikova Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 36 Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.