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THIS SUBJECT IS DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN IN YOUR FIRST SEMESTER OF ENROLMENT IN THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS COURSES. YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS SUBJECT BEFORE COMMENCING LEVEL 2 CORE SUBJECTS.
This discovery subject introduces Bachelor of Fine Arts students to Place, the deep knowledges of the Lands on which our campus stands, University life, and provides a wider context for their discipline.
Stories of Place: the challenge of Wominjeka asks people to ‘come with a purpose’. Through a series of experiences, lectures, seminars and workshops, we will come together to discuss the complex practical and ethical challenges we face as creative practitioners. Students will respond to issues such as politics, gender, culture, the environment, and the social roles and responsibilities of the artist.
Grounded in Indigenous knowledges of Place, this subject focusses students’ responses to these challenges. This subject also includes the completion of six online Joining Melbourne Modules articulating principles and expectations of study at the University of Melbourne.
This subject is marked on a pass/fail basis and is not included in the weighted average mark (WAM) calculation.
This subject is developed and led by Indigenous scholarship, pedagogies and knowledges in creative and cultural practices.
The subject is led by and co-taught with First Nations people.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- articulate principles of respect, diversity and inclusion, with emphasis on Indigenous knowledge systems and their relationship to Place;
- identify best practice in, and the University of Melbourne's philosophy concerning, intellectual freedom and academic integrity;
- apply concepts of sustainability and wellbeing to goals for their own study, career and personal life;
- engage with and discuss issues of contemporary relevance to creative arts with nuance and insight;
- respond creatively to artistic and conceptual stimuli;
- employ technological resources to present ideas about creative art practices.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- demonstrate a commitment to intellectual curiosity and to staying well-informed;
- communicate effectively, in oral, written and digital forms;
- respond openly and imaginatively to new ideas;
- promote and maintain the wellbeing of self and others;
- show interest in and respect for others;
- demonstrate ability to overcome stereotypes and prejudices;
- articulate and integrate knowledge from different domains.
Last updated: 6 February 2024