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Introduction to creative arts ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: To be advised

Gippsland Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is an introduction to the theoretical frameworks of creative arts practice. Social, historical and cultural models will be considered and evaluated in relation to the contemporary situation. All forms of art, design and media will be considered. The presentation, criticism, interpretation and management of the arts will be explored as dialectical elements that have shaped and informed creative arts practice and continue to do so. Students are expected to investigate this discourse in a critical and analytical manner, and reflect on its significance.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1.demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the creative arts within Australia; 2.identify key issues and organizations that influence and affect the enterprise of the creative arts; 3.demonstrate an appreciation of the social, historical and cultural forces that inform the practice of the arts; 4.critically analyse and evaluate discourse in the field; 5.understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study

Assessment: Report on a current artistic event, exhibition or display (750 words) 25% (Objectives 1 and 3); class presentation and written report (1000 words) 25% (Objective 3); and essay (2250 words) 50% (Objective 4).

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week including; 1 hour lecture and 2 hour seminar and 9 hours of independent study

Prerequisites: TAD1101 or TAD1203