Contemporary Issues in Art
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
History, Visual Arts
Taught In English
This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe emphasis in this study is on the examination and critical analysis of topical issues in contemporary visual arts, particularly from the last 10-15 years. It will expose students to a range of new global art practices and to the parameters of current and leading edge debates.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Demonstrate an informed awareness of contemporary trends in various art mediums2. Show an understanding of critical perspectives on visual arts based issues and an understanding of how they impact on their own practice3. Demonstrate writing and research skills appropriate to the needs of a graduate visual artistCONTENTWith emphasis determined by prevailing issues, topics may include but are not limited to:Relational and socially-engaged artPost-production, sampling and appropriationThe hyperreal and the digitalThe mundane and the everydayThe Indigenous frameMore than Post Modern - Regional ModernismsGlobalism and the artist as travellerThe 'new sincerity'Art and technology - from bio- and eco-art to the post-humanInterspecies artThe 'new spiritual'
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.