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This subject will introduce students to significant objects, performance texts, ideas and artefacts in the history of world art, design and performance leading up to and including modernism. Each week in the lectures, a performance text and artefacts will be examined in detail both in their original contexts and within the context of the contemporary world. In the tutorials, students will be challenged to develop critical and analytical skills both individually and in groups through the examination of further examples through presentations and submitted papers.
This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- apply research skills in order to gain a greater understanding of performance texts and artefacts;
- apply analytical skills in the examination of performance texts and artefacts;
- place artefacts and performance texts within historical and theoretical context and contemporary context;
- apply critical skills in the appraisal of art or design objects.
Last updated: 18 December 2020