VISA2214 Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts; Humanities in Health and Medicine major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit are Design and Creative Arts, Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit is offered in even-numbered years only. Students learn to understand, through the use of the technologies of the life sciences, ways for exploring practically and theoretically the methods and ideas concerned with the crossovers between the fields/cultures of art and science (particularly the life sciences). Emphasis is put on ethical, cultural and aesthetical concerns.
Students are able to (1) understand the social, ethical, aesthetical and conceptual aspects in exploring art and science crossovers; (2) understand limits of the use of the technologies of the life sciences in exploring art and science crossovers; and (3) communicate critically some aspects of art/science crossovers within our contemporary society.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) end-of-semester written assignment; (2) mid-semester creative sketch; and (3) participation and report submission of a tutorial debate. 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
Unit rules
completion of 24 points of Level 1 units
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
lectures: 20 hours; workshops and tutorials: 20 hours
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