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VSA3022 Contemporary Art Theory 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Pre-requisite: VSA1000 and VSA1003 and VSA2000 and VSA2001


Building on the content of VSA3021 Contemporary Art Theory 1, students in this course will further develop their understanding of theoretical debates in relation to studio practice and contemporary art. Students will be discussing and researching at an advanced level, critical and cultural theory in national and international contexts. This course develops an advanced level of study in preparation for professional art practice or further study in honours and postgraduate levels.

The theoretical context for understanding contemporary art developed in VSA3021, is extended and further developed in this course. The aim of this course is to broaden and deepen the students' grasp of the contested field of contemporary art theory and assist the student in identifying key points of contact between their individual art practice, art practice in general, and the broader art institutional and cultural context. This context includes gender and identity politics, anthropology in art, indigenous art, cultural criticism and the politics of representation.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023