ARTH 3002 - Digital Exhibition Project: Art History

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020

This capstone course consolidates disciplinary specific knowledge and skills gained in the Major in Art History and Visual Culture by introducing new art historical methods and theories in preparation for studying art at higher levels and employment in the museum and gallery sector. Through an independent research project and conceptualisation of an online exhibition using digital reproductions, students interpret and contextualise works of art held in local collections or focus on street art or public art in Adelaide. The course facilitates the application of art historical methodologies, critical analysis, and creativity in a real-world context.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 3002
    Course Digital Exhibition Project: Art History
    Coordinating Unit History
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites At least 15 units of Art History & Visual Culture Major courses
    Assumed Knowledge The course is designed as the capstone for the new Art History major. Students are expected to have sufficient skills and knowledge developed in the Level I, II, and III courses.
    Restrictions Available to students undertaking an Art History & Visual Culture Major only
    Course Description This capstone course consolidates disciplinary specific knowledge and skills gained in the Major in Art History and Visual Culture by introducing new art historical methods and theories in preparation for studying art at higher levels and employment in the museum and gallery sector. Through an independent research project and conceptualisation of an online exhibition using digital reproductions, students interpret and contextualise works of art held in local collections or focus on street art or public art in Adelaide. The course facilitates the application of art historical methodologies, critical analysis, and creativity in a real-world context.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of exhibition development and theories of curatorship.
    2 Analyse and interpret works of art within digital exhibition contexts. 
    3 Critically evaluate and synthesise scholarly arguments across art historical and curatorial academic literature.
    4 Communicate effectively in textual and verbal modes of art historical discourse and curatorial writing practice. 
    5 Apply conceptual creativity in research when working independently and collaboratively.
    6 Curate an original online exhibition from conception to completion using appropriate digital technologies.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1-6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 3, 5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    4, 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2, 3, 6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    4, 5 , 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Prescribed readings (PDFs) will be available on MyUni as an electronic reading list.
    Recommended Resources
    There is no prescribed text. The following books will be useful background reading: 

    Greenberg, Reesa, Bruce W. Ferguson, Sandy Nairne, Thinking About Exhibitions. London; New York: Routledge, 1996.

    Kalfatovic, Martin R. Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2001. [BSL eBook]

    Marincola, Paula. What Makes a Great Exhibition? Philadelphia: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2006.
    Online Learning
    MyUni

    Announcements 

    Discussion forum 

    Formative (non-assessed or peer-review) online learning activities to support Summative (assessed) assignments 

    Guides on digital image manipulation, powerpoint, WiX

    Academic resources (virtual library with a general reading list) 

    External internet resources (museum and gallery websites; image databases; podcasts) 

    BSL subject guides 


  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This blended course consists of six face-to-face (2-hour) tutorials on campus and six weeks of independent research and writing, including structured online learning activities, under the academic supervision of the Course Coordinator. 
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Structured Learning Total Hours
    6 x 2-hour tutorials  12 hours 
    Online learning activities  72 hours 
    84 hours per semester
    Self-Directed Learning Total Hours
    6 hours reading per week 72
    6 hours research per week 72
    7 hours assignment preparation per week 84
    228 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 HOURS PER SEMESTER
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week 1 Course Induction
    Week 2 Understanding Exhibitions 
    Week 3 The Exhibition Concept
    Week 4 The Digital Curatorial 
    Week 5 Curatorial Writing Workshop
    Week 6 Work-in-Progress Peer-Review Presentations 
    Week 7 The Exhibition Proposal 
    Week 8 Independent research and writing
    Week 9 Independent research and writing
    Week 10 Independent research and writing
    Week 11 Independent research and writing 
    Week 12 Exhibition Showcase 
    Specific Course Requirements
    As the Capstone for the Major in Art History and Visual Culture, students are expected to complete this level III (6-unit) course as the final course of the Major.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Exhibition Review  Formative and Summative

    During semester 

    25% 4, 6
    Exhibition Proposal  Formative and Summative During semester 25% 1, 3, 4
    Exhibition Project  Formative and Summative After semester  50% 1-6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must attend the six face-to-face tutorials on campus and submit all assessment tasks (summative assignments) to pass the course. 
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment Task Description Word Count
    Exhibition Review Students will be required to write a critical review of an online exhibition. 1,000 words
    Exhibition Proposal  Students will be required to write a formal exhibition proposal with an overview of the exhibition concept, target audience, checklist of images, and bibliography.  1,000 words
    Exhibition Project  Students will be required to write a research essay to complement the exhibition concept along with virtual text panels for selected works of art that demonstrate professional standards of curatorial for integration in the final exhibition on powerpoint or WiX.  4,000  words 
    Submission
    Written assignments must be submitted using Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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