|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject provides a series of optional seminars, offered on rotation and developed by individual staff, that deal with topics and issues in contemporary artistic theory, aesthetics, criticism or art history. Each seminar program is delivered at a level of conceptualisation presuming familiarity with the artistic history and critical terminology attained from the two previous years of study. The seminar content represents particular research initiatives of the staff presenting, and provides opportunity for the students to explore in depth a specific theme that is relevant to contemporary cultural movements and is intellectually innovative in its field.
Intended learning outcomes
To provide knowledge and understanding of imperative and innovative topics in contemporary art criticism and aesthetic theory.
On completing this subject students will be able to demonstrate:
• An ability to comprehend and apply methods and objectives of argument, in both verbal presentation and written expression;
• An ability to conduct relevant and coherent research investigation;
• An ability to express critical responses in peer reviewing circumstances and group discussion;
• An ability to convey and critically evaluate abstract and theoretical concepts.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|FINA30017||Critical and Theoretical Studies 5||
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
1. Tutorial (oral) presentation with written submission (1000 words). Assessment weight (25%)
2. Essay totalling 3000 words. Assessment weight (75%)
Hurdle Requirement: 80% attendance at both lectures and tutorials is required for the presentation and written components to be considered for assessment purposes.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Sean Lowry Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 36 hrs =12 x 3 hour seminar 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
- Semester 2
Coordinator Sean Lowry Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 36 hrs =12 x 3 hour seminar Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
A reader comprising critical and historical texts anthologised by the co-ordinator will be available to purchase.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.