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2013 FSA413 Defining the Field

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: No

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FSA413 H,L H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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DESCRIPTION

The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to your Honours project. This should include the work of contemporary visual artists and/or designers as well as those from the past, but with an emphasis on recent work.

For Honours (Professional) and Honours (Studio Research) candidates, this unit is important in enabling you to situate the concerns informing your practice in the context of current theoretical ideas and critical debate in the visual arts as well as defining the field of visual arts practice to which your work is making a contribution. For Honours (Studio Research) candidates, the research conducted for this unit will form the basis for your exegesis in second semester which will accompany your final studio submission.

For Honours (Theory Research) candidates, this unit is important in enabling you to define the field of art theoretical ideas and critical debate to which your work is making a contribution, as well as situating the concerns informing your theoretical investigation in relation to key examples of visual arts practice. The research conducted for this unit will lay the groundwork for your thesis submission in second semester.

You will initially receive assistance in identifying search terms and bibliographic references relating to your area of inquiry, and go on to develop a tailored programme of reading. The seminar programme provides opportunities for you to report on your progress in identifying key theoretical writings and works of art and/or design relevant to your Honours project.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

Annotated bibliography, 2000 words (40%) and oral presentation (10%), artefact survey, 2,000 words (40%) and oral presentation (10%).

TEACHING PATTERN:

The unit is delivered via a sequence of methodology sessions, student led presentations, discussions and critiques

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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REQUISITE INFO
Coreq FSA411 or FSA412

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Honours Coordinator, Anne MacDonald; Lecturers, Dr. Llewellyn Negrin and Dr. Brigita Ozolins

FEES
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KEY

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