Contemporary Art Projects J

Engagement with new thinking in contemporary art research through a specific lecturer-led project.

Course code

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The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



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Fine Arts

Course planning information

Course notes

Project for 2017: Conceptualisms, conspiracies, and counter-histories with Martin Patrick
This project presents as its focus how contemporary art practice intersects with the 'real world' and confronts the art/life divide. Selected current and historical works will be examined from a revisionist perspective to act as fuel for written and practice-based responses. Potential topics to be addressed include: punk and noise, tactical media, performance art, Fluxus, Beat, and Hippie culture, collaborations, communes, public interventions, hoaxes and pranks, independent comics, activism, blogs, social practice, zines, mail art, and other aspects of visual culture, especially those not always taken seriously in an academic setting.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
75 credits at 100-level from College of Creative Arts

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 100-level before enrolling in 200-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Identify clear aims in response to a prescribed project.
  • 2 Demonstrate an ability to control relationships between concepts, materials and processes.
  • 3 Demonstrate an appropriate level of skill in self-directed inquiry and apply this to the development of studio projects.
  • 4 Contribute to class discussion and critique and introduce critical ideas in their own work.
  • 5 Show an understanding of current ideas and strategies in contemporary art practice and research.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Creative compositions 1 2 3 4 5 100%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

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