On the third year Unit X, there is a student authored final project leading to a showcase of finished work. The unit includes a brief generated by the student, which leads to the presentation of a significant body of final work. Collaborative and interdisciplinary work can be incorporated into the project in relation to the professional context and ambition of the student.
Studio Practice - Contemporary Art: 2000-the Present
Students will work with increasing independence to create art works that demonstrate an engagement with contemporary art practices. The unit will also consider traditional and new contexts for the production, display, and circulation of fine art. Individual studio practice will be informed by an examination of contemporary fine art practices such as painting, sculpture, public art, installation and site-specific work, lens-based practices, digital art, participation, relational aesthetics, and activist art. The unit will also examine the discursive, institutional, professional, political, global, and ethical contexts of contemporary art practices.
Framings: Contexts for Interpreting and Making Art
The unit expects students to develop and consolidate their individual studio practice with an awareness of the different contexts within which art is produced, seen, interpreted, and circulated. The unit will examine a range of institutional contexts and discourses related to the production, circulation, interpretation, and valuing of art between the early nineteenth century and the present. These will include the nineteenth century academies, the art market, the art museum, avant-garde formations and alternative display sites, the art magazine, and digital cultures.
Contextualising Practice with a Language 3
Programme of research and critical analysis of cultural and professional issues related to a your individual practice interests. A negotiated project focused around an individually defined area appropriate to your aims and ambitions.
Contextualising Practice 3
Programme of research and critical analysis of cultural and professional issues related to a student's individual practice interests.