6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
This unit was formerly coded TAD1101
This unit is an introduction to visual cultures from the perspectives of art, design and architecture. Key themes within contemporary visual culture are discussed in terms of aesthetic, technological, historical and ideological contexts. Students develop critical skills in analysing the diverse artefacts and practices of art, design and architecture and communicating their significance in verbal and written forms.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will have the ability to:
- Identify works of art, design and architecture and place them in cultural contexts;
- Recognise relationships between art, design and architecture in the development of visual culture;
- Engage with key issues and concerns within contemporary visual culture;
- Critically analyse works of visual culture and communicate their findings in verbal and written form;
- Identify contemporary visual culture with an awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues.
100% in-semester assessment
12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study, or equivalent.
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