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Public art ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Dan Wollmering

Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: Issues in public art including the role of public art, excellence and artistic license, freedom in publicly owned spaces, art embracing urban planning, context and site, the nexus of art and architecture. Information and planning including expressions of interest, working to a budget, negotiating a contract, concept proposals, collaboration and sub-contracting, installation and working on site, maintenance and promotion.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to: 1.appreciate the fundamental issues and topics relevant to the rationale and practice of public art; 2.critically evaluate historical and current public art works within a national and international context; 3.interpret the requirements of a commissioner's brief through analysis, scrutiny and imagination; 4.facilitate strategies in organisation, planning and design for major proposals; succinctly in oral, written and visual form concepts which are appropriate to a public art project; 6.communicate clearly the overall proposal through oral and presentation.

Assessment: Set exercises, project and oral presentation: 100%

Contact Hours: 3 studio hours and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: Completion of first year units, 48 credit points in either the BFA or BAppA, or B.V.A.