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 major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • 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).
Students are able to (1) understand the social, ethical, aesthetical and conceptual aspects in exploring art and science crossovers and (2) understand limits of the use of the technologies of the life sciences in exploring art and science crossovers.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) end-of-semester written assignment; (2) mid-semester creative sketch; and (3) tutorial attendance and participation. 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
Contact hours
lectures: 20 hours; workshops and Practical Classes: 20 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 2 [SEM-2 ]
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