VISA2249 Art and Life Manipulation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Fine Arts major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit is only offered in odd-numbered years. It introduces the basic practical and theoretical working methodologies for the construction of works of art that include living elements. Topics include basic methods of tissue engineering, tissue culture, DNA isolation, breeding principles and genetic engineering. The ethical and aesthetic issues of bio-art are also discussed.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the core issues of biological art; (2) learn some basic practical methods for manipulating different levels of life for aesthetic ends; and (3) learn how to articulate the theoretical and ethical aspects of such practices.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) practical assignment during semester; (2) portfolio submission; and (3) participation in class during semester. 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
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of Level 1 units
Contact hours
lectures: 20 hours; workshops and tutorials: 20 hours
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