|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework Level 7|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A series of weekly seminars dealing with the examination of texts and works of art formative in contemporary critical practices. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods and arguments demonstrated in the reading material and, according to opportunity, on current art exhibitions or events.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to:
• develop an understanding of the professional and institutional practices that comprise the contemporary art profession;
• demonstrate through critical writing and discussion the capacity to articulate judgements and opinions that reflect an understanding of the field;
• engage professionally within the institutional context of contemporary art.
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
• utilise at an advanced level skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation in their own critical response to works of art;
• critically test their own and others opinions and assertions about works of art;
• communicate in a lucid and persuasive manner, verbally and in writing, their analysis, interpretation and evaluation of works of art.
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
One written paper of 5,000 words, or equivalent (100%).
Hurdle Requirement: 80% attendance at seminars is required for the written component to be accepted for assessment.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Sean Lowry Mode of delivery On Campus — Southbank Contact hours 24 Total time commitment 120 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
Time commitment details
A class reader will be available for purchase.
Recommended texts and other resources
Further recommended reading as per the class reader.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Contemporary Art