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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Explores key debates in art history and visual culture that have been central to a range of post-1960s art practices. Distinctions between Modern, Postmodern and Contemporary art will be addressed through theoretical frameworks such as feminism, post-colonialism, phenomenology, new technology, globalisation, capitalism and digital culture.

Unit content

  • Postmodernism
  • Pop Art
  • Site-specific art
  • Conceptual Art
  • Art and Activism
  • Pictures Generation
  • Post-structuralism
  • Critical theory
  • Feminism
  • Visual and theoretical analysis

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 articulate the conditions and contradictions of key discourses relevant to post-1960s art and visual culture
2 articulate the relation between a range of art practices and critical theories relevant to post-1960s art
3 demonstrate visual analysis skills
4 demonstrate intermediate-level critical writing skills
5 produce original and historically accurate research that draws from academic sources
6 summarise the similarities and differences between modern and postmodern art.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate the conditions and contradictions of key discourses relevant to post-1960s art and visual culture
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  2. articulate the relation between a range of art practices and critical theories relevant to post-1960s art
    • GA1:
  3. demonstrate visual analysis skills
    • GA7:
  4. demonstrate intermediate-level critical writing skills
    • GA7:
  5. produce original and historically accurate research that draws from academic sources
    • GA5:
  6. summarise the similarities and differences between modern and postmodern art.
    • GA5: