ARTH 3002 - Digital Exhibition Project: Art History
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2020
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn 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.
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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
Required ResourcesPrescribed readings (PDFs) will be available on MyUni as an electronic reading list.
Recommended ResourcesThere 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.
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 ModesThis 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.
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 RequirementsAs 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.
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Exhibition Review Formative and Summative
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 RequirementsStudents must attend the six face-to-face tutorials on campus and submit all assessment tasks (summative assignments) to pass the course.
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
SubmissionWritten assignments must be submitted using Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
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
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