VISA1051 Art in the Environment

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit will examine the critical relationships between art, the environment, and society, through artistic exploration and techniques as well as rigorous theoretical and critical research. Students will explore the dynamic relations among humans, non-humans and their shared environment. The unit will include studio work, collective discussions, and tutorials. A broad range of both traditional and post-studio techniques as well as the role of the artist in society and the environment will be explored.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop critical skills in the evaluation of artistic expression as it relates to the environment; literally and conceptually.; (2) demonstrate technical and aesthetic skills in making artwork within the environment; and (3) evaluate art in relation to the context of contemporary theories and methodologies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) folio submission 1; (2) final folio submission; and (3) visual and oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ionat Zurr & Mike Bianco
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Fine Arts consumables (estimated cost - $75-$350).
Contact hours
studios: 3 hours per week
Note
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