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This subject combines a study of the Asian arts, cultural and creative sector today with a consideration of the demands of working collaboratively between Australia and Asian countries. The subject examines social, political and cultural backgrounds within the Asia-Pacific region and the ramifications for engagement with cultural organisations and creative practitioners. The approach to the material is through lectures, readings, class discussions, guest speakers from industry and the content is topic-based, which will vary from year to year depending on the composition of the class and guest lecturers.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject students will be able to:
- value the complexity of the Asian region as a whole, and how cultural, social and economic perspectives inform arts practice and its delivery in this context;
- discuss the nature of contemporary artistic production and organisation in selected Asian countries; and
- investigate and critique artistic projects and events that are developed in the Asia-Pacific region.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- problem solving and research skills;
- effective communication skills;
- ethical professional practice;
- be capable of creative thinking, of being imaginative and being open to experience; and
- be open to other cultures and perspectives.
Last updated: 19 December 2019