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VIS3202 Global Cultures

Units : 1
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 : 21 March 2023


This course is one of two Curation, Innovation and Cultural Management capstone courses. The aim of these capstone courses is to facilitate the integration of advanced level learned knowledge and the industry standard for employability and project outcomes.

Globalism has affected more than just communications and trade. The centres of the art world have expanded to include Asia, Africa, South America and beyond. The movement of people and the global reach of technology have brought with them a broader, less centralised understanding of the arts. The centres of culture – Britain, Europe and the United States – have lost their hold on the global imaginary and there is no longer a “centre” of the art world – whether it be New York, Paris or London. Globalism has brought with it an understanding of visual art as a culturally diverse object of study. This course aims to provide an advanced level of understanding of the origins and recent developments of this shift to culture as a global phenomenon that challenges straightforward categorisation or containment of art along national lines.

Across this advanced course, students will engage with complex ideas within indigenous histories and knowledge that inform the understanding of cultural objects globally. This course should deepen students' understanding of the place of art in a connected, global world. Students will be able to identify and discuss challenges to established aesthetic and national tropes informing past perspectives about art and culture, and gain an advanced understanding of emerging trends in the art world and broader cultures.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023