ARTF3040 Advanced Art and Environment

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 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 3 elective
Advanced Art and Environment utilizes art to engage people, place, and the planet. Students build on the conceptual knowledge and technical skills acquired in Level 2 and extend their specialisation in relation to broader environmental issues. While working intensively both in the studio and in the field, students will learn how to contextualize their emerging practice by examining the writing and artwork of a number of contemporary figures who engage with the environmental issues of our time. Students refine their work by participating in group critiques and class discussions. In preparation for the Semester 2 capstone unit, Advanced Major Project, students will continue to develop their independent work practices and take greater command of the direction of their art. This unit is open to students who have completed units across the Fine Arts major who wish to focus their work through an environmental lens.
Students are able to (1) locate your creative work within critical/theoretical, historical and contemporary contexts relevant to Art and Environment; (2) self-generate modes of creative inquiry using various approaches to support an individualised creative art practice; (3) produce a coherently evolving body of creative work that advances a personal vocabulary and vision; (4) demonstrate advanced technical mastery to articulate your creative work in the field of Art and Environment; (5) critically evaluate your practice within the relevant contemporary cultural, historical, social and professional contexts through the use of a range of presentation skills; and (6) synthesise critical and analytical thinking effectively in written, oral and creative mode.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) creative work; (2) written work; and (3) oral presentation(s). 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)
Mike Bianco
Unit rules
Completion of Level Two of the Fine Arts major or second major, including ARTF2040 Earth, Water, Air & Fire: Material Explorations in Environmental Art and/or ARTF2041 Art in the Environment: Deep-Time Performance and Socially-Engaged Art, or approval by the unit coordinator
Contact hours
Up to 6 hours per week.
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