UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Complete ART00498 Contemporary Debates in Visual Culture OR Complete COM00439 Theory in Practice: Issues in Media Studies OR Complete HUM00270 Doing Cultural Studies OR Complete HIS10016 Making History OR Complete COM20001 Sensory Cultures
Explores historical and contemporary developments within the field of curatorial practice, spanning commercial and public art galleries, art fairs, artist-run galleries and community arts platforms. The unit provides a means for understanding contemporary curatorial strategies by addressing cultural, theoretical, political and economic issues that underpin a range of exhibition systems.
- Origins of the museum
- Anthropology meets art: historical narratives in public spaces
- Conceptual art: exhibition as information
- Relational aesthetics
- Community art methodologies
- History of biennales and festival exhibitions
- Artist-run galleries and pop-up spaces
- Writing for institutions
- Visual/spatial analysis and information literacy
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify historical and contemporary approaches to curating.|
|2||identify the social and political concerns underpinning various modes of exhibition display.|
|3||critically analyse a range of curatorial strategies.|
|4||demonstrate analytical writing skills relevant to exhibition-based industries.|
|5||demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to spatial design and public engagement.|
|6||demonstrate effective teamwork skills.|
|7||demonstrate information literacy skills, including summarising information, comprehending relevant terminology and using research methods that are appropriate to a university context.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
identify historical and contemporary approaches to curating.
identify the social and political concerns underpinning various modes of exhibition display.
critically analyse a range of curatorial strategies.
demonstrate analytical writing skills relevant to exhibition-based industries.
demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to spatial design and public engagement.
demonstrate effective teamwork skills.
demonstrate information literacy skills, including summarising information, comprehending relevant terminology and using research methods that are appropriate to a university context.
- No prescribed texts.