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  • Acknowledgement of Country We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

    Syllabus Engage and challenge practices of creativity, innovation and aesthetic experience in contemporary life. Students investigate contemporary forms of cultural practice in order to articulate and represent new critical ways of thinking.

    Unit study package code: FINA1000

    Mode of study: Fully Online

    Tuition pattern summary: This unit does not have a fieldwork component.

    Credit Value: 25.0

    Pre-requisite units: Nil

    Co-requisite units: Nil

    Anti-requisite units: Nil

    Result type: Grade/Mark

    Approved incidental fees: Information about approved incidental fees can be obtained from our website. Visit for details.

    Unit coordinator: Title: Miss Name: Joanne Richardson Phone: Please Email Email: [email protected] Location: Building: Nil - Room: Nil Consultation times: Please allow 48 hours for response

    Teaching Staff: Name: Kieron Broadhurst Phone: Please Email Email: [email protected]

    Administrative contact: Name: Nicole Emmett Phone: +61 9266 4558 Email: [email protected] Location: Building: 202 - Room: 113

    Unit Outline

    FINA1000 Art and Creativity Semester 2, 2016

    Faculty of Humanities School of Design and Art

     FINA1000 Art and Creativity Bentley Campus 22 Jul 2016 School of Design and Art, Faculty of Humanities

    Page: 1 of 14 CRICOS Provider Code 00301J

    The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS

  • Introduction Art and Creativity 100 will present an understanding of the relationship between contemporary art and broader social, political and community contexts. This unit provides a hands-on experience and overview of the role that artists have in the community and the impact that they have on contemporary existence.   Art and Creativity aims to enable individuals to extend creative and imaginative intellectual abilities and communication skills. Creative activities including animation, collage, photography, journal gatherings, gallery visits and critical discussion will develop expertise reflecting cultural and aesthetic interests. There is an emphasis on making, presenting, critique, re-making and analysis in the understanding of visual language and individual expression. Students will be encouraged to adopt risk-taking strategies as a way of developing work and ideas. Some classes may require that you complete collaborative projects with your peers.   It is important that students are well prepared for all classes by completing set research and home projects when required. It is essential to allocate additional time beyond the prescribed contact time to complete the program. In the case of this 3-hour unit, the minimum additional weekly time allocation is 3 hours.

    Unit Learning Outcomes All graduates of Curtin University achieve a set of nine graduate attributes during their course of study. These tell an employer that, through your studies, you have acquired discipline knowledge and a range of other skills and attributes which employers say would be useful in a professional setting. Each unit in your course addresses the graduate attributes through a clearly identified set of learning outcomes. They form a vital part in the process referred to as assurance of learning. The learning outcomes tell you what you are expected to know, understand or be able to do in order to be successful in this unit. Each assessment for this unit is carefully designed to test your achievement of one or more of the unit learning outcomes. On successfully completing all of the assessments you will have achieved all of these learning outcomes.

    Your course has been designed so that on graduating we can say you will have achieved all of Curtin's Graduate Attributes through the assurance of learning process in each unit.

    Curtin's Graduate Attributes

    Learning Activities Lectures   Lectures are intended to introduce the ideas and set a context for the creative assessment tasks. They will vary from traditional lectures to short artists talks and expert speakers. The learning activities for this unit allow a variety of approaches to be used by students to achieve the unit learning outcomes. This allows for creativity and individuality as well as the ability for students to use and expand on their own skills and expertise. Shortly after

    On successful completion of this unit students can: Graduate Attributes addressed

    1 Develop imaginative ideas and responses from varied sources through self and staff initiated research

    2 Work independently and in groups to analyse and interrogate relationships between contemporary art and popular cultural practices and between the artist and the community

    3 Document, analyse and represent new ideas in a variety of forms

    Apply discipline knowledge Thinking skills (use analytical skills to solve problems)

    Information skills (confidence to investigate new ideas)

    Communication skills Technology skills Learning how to learn (apply principles learnt to new situations) (confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems)

    International perspective (value the perspectives of others)

    Cultural understanding (value the perspectives of others)

    Professional Skills (work independently and as a team) (plan own work)

    Find out more about Curtin's Graduate attributes at the Office of Teaching & Learning website:

    Faculty of Humanities School of Design and Art


     FINA1000 Art and Creativity Bentley Campus 22 Jul 2016 School of Design and Art, Faculty of Humanities

    Page: 2 of 14 CRICOS Provider Code 00301J

    The only authoritative version of this Unit Outline is to be found online in OASIS

  • each lecture a recording will be provided as an i-lecture available in the Echocentre in Blackboard. The lectures will look at Art and Creativity within popular culture, the role of the artist as social agent, the practical experiences of cultivating an idea (from the original inspiration through to a resolved work), the gallery as concept and the role of the curator. A broad range of creative practices will be presented, each using different methods of effectively engaging ideas, challenging boundaries and questioning contemporary ideas.     Creative activities   Engaging in the creative activities from the study guide (after watching the introductory lectures), will examine visual links and meanings inherent in objects and images drawing together often disparate concepts and fields of endeavor. This unit will highlight issues of interpretation; offer new insights and ways of understanding the visual world in the broader social context. The creative tasks in the study guide will look at making connections between their personal and social interests and inspirations. These will be interpreted through a visual and conceptual framework with consideration to aesthetics, theoretical concepts and popular culture. Students will explore the use and effectiveness of such concepts as humour, shock, empathy and shared experience. Methods of remixing, combining and culture jamming will be discussed as part of the methodology of Contemporary art. Practical outcomes from this unit will explore contemporary concepts in a way that encourages risk taking and experimentation. For example students will produce a creative work that focuses on structuring a narrative sequence in the form of stop animation.     Visual Journal   It is essential that all visual and written research including the recording of lectures goes into your visual journal. It is highly important that you provide evidence of your research and development for assessment. The study area in Blackboard demonstrates a number of ways to visually research and create content for the visual journal. All documentation of your work is essential. Please note it is your visual journal that will be assessed. Producing varied, consistent visual research and creative content in the visual journal will provide the greatest opportunity to learn and successfully pass this unit.    

    Learning Resources Other resources

      This unit is supplemented through blackboard where you will find links to ilectures, podcasts, websites, e- reserve articles and visual presentations. You MUST visit the blackboard to access the supplementary learning resources for this unit. Recommended Texts   Regular readings and scanned sections of texts will be available for this unit through blackboard. It is highly recommended that you regularly read and familiarize yourself with current journals pertaining to your area/s of interest; some suggested journals are listed below, many of which can be found in the library. As well as Art and Design journals it is suggested that you familiarize yourself with a broad range of ideas and attitudes in contemporary popular culture. This may include music, film, dance, political theory, comparative religion, sport, the environment, travel, in fact any aspect of contemporary living that makes you more aware of the society of which you are a part. Art Journals and magazines (Abridged list) Art and Australia, Artlink, Artforum, Art in America , ArtAsiaPacific, Art on paper, Art Monthly, ArtReview, Australian Art Collector, Blueprint, Contemporary, Culture Lounge, frieze, Modern Pain