ATS3184 - Engaging cultures and the art of the festival - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Indonesian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Thomas


Dr Paul Thomas

Not offered in 2019


ATS2114 or permission from unit coordinator


Students will tour a major Indonesian arts festival.


The unit focuses on the development of international arts festivals in Indonesia as a form of cultural engagement between Indonesians and an international audience. Students will examine festivals as a form of dialogue which reflects both the creative endeavour and explorations of identity that commonly underlie these festivals. The practical hosting of events and the use of festivals as a form of soft power promoting Indonesia's culture and image to the world are reviewed with options to explore the local economic and social impact of the festivals as an investment in Indonesia's creative industries.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. critically examine the processes which lead to the establishment of arts festivals in Indonesia;
  2. analyse relevant case studies on topics provided or chosen for assessment;
  3. review the expectations of government and local stakeholders in promoting festival events;
  4. relate their observations and practical experience to their own field of interest or discipline;
  5. apply critical skills to practical tasks in running festival events.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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