Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAVA331
Subject Name Contemporary Artworlds
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 200 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment- short answer questions 30% Presentation - Case study (oral presentation) 30% Essay 40%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (04-03-2019 to 27-06-2019)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hr lecture, 1hr tutorial per week
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Susan Ballard
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Susan Ballard
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2019

Subject Description
This subject is an examination of contemporary art with a focus on the intersections between theory, history and practice in visual arts as realised in the centres and peripheries of the "art world." With an emphasis on current practice it enables students to investigate the relationship of contemporary visual art to social, political, economic and aesthetic concerns. Alongside gaining an understanding of key concerns in contemporary art, students employ formal skills in art history, theory and criticism.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will have:
1. an understanding of the key movements and debates in contemporary art
2. developed formal skills in art history, theory and criticism
3. developed the information literacy skills necessary to critically frame scholarly writing, including the documentation and citation of bibliographic material
4. developed the skills necessary for critically examining exhibitions and related material

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of texts at the commencement of session
Text book information is available via the UniShop website:

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