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Perception, imagination and judgement (6 points)


Leader: To be advised

Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit investigates the role of visual perception and the imagination in the production and interpretation of works of art and design. Theories about the formation of symbols and the functioning of visual symbols in society and culture are considered. Aesthetic judgement and the factors which influence such judgement in the individual and society will be examined. The question of whether taste is a trait of personality, and the links between intelligence, experience and taste will be explored. The unit seeks to inculcate a critical approach to both speculative and empirical accounts of the creative endeavour.

Assessment: One exercise (1000 words; 30%) one essay (2000 words; 40%) and one visual test (30%).

Contact Hours: 6 points + Semester Offering 2, 2004 + 12 hours per week including; 2 hours lectures and 1 (one) hour tutorial and 9 hours of independent study + Prerequisites: TAD1101 or TAD1203 + Prohibited combinations: TAD1102 + Permission required.

Prerequisites: TAD1101 or TAD1203

Prohibitions: TAD1102

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