ARTH 3002OL - Digital Exhibition Project: Art History
Online - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 3002OL Course Digital Exhibition Project: Art History Coordinating Unit Art History Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Online 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. 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, contextualise, 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 critical and creative 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 disciplinary specific digital technologies and resources.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1, 2, 3, 4
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
3, 4, 5
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
3, 4, 6
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
2, 3, 6
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
4, 5, 6
Required ResourcesPrescribed weekly readings will be available in MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThe following books provide 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.
- Marincola, Paula. What Makes a Great Exhibition? Philadelphia: Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, 2006.
Online LearningThis online course uses Zoom for tutorials and MyUni for essential course materials, including:
- Prescribed course readings
- Discussion board
- Assignment instructions
- Assignment submission (Turnitin)
- Links to external resources (museum and gallery websites; databases for academic sources and images)
- Guides on digital image manipulation, PowerPoint, WiX
- Academic resources (general reading list)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is delivered online using Zoom (fortnightly tutorials) complemented by 1-2 face-to-face learning events. The weekly structured online learning activities are designed to guide you through the development of your exhibition from conception to completion, 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 HOURS 3 hours online learning activities per week 36 hours per semester SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING HOURS 7 hours reading per week 84 hours per semester 8 hours research per week 96 hours per semester 8 hours assignment preparation per week 96 hours per semester 276 hours per semester TOTAL HOURS 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
WEEK TOPIC 1 Course Induction: Online Study Toolkit 2 The Exhibition Concept 3 The Exhibition Experience 4 The Digital Curatorial 5 The Exhibition Proposal 6 Digital Exhibition Showcase 7 Independent Research and Writing 8 Curatorial Writing Workshop 9 Art Versus Text 10 Research Essay Workshop 11 Independent Research and Writing 12 Curating Your Digital Exhibition
Specific Course RequirementsStudents must have met the requirements for the Art History and Visual Culture Major for completing this Capstone course.
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Digital Exhibition Review Formative and Summative
25% 1, 2, 3, 4 Exhibition Proposal Formative and Summative During semester 25% 1, 3, 4, 5 Exhibition Project Formative and Summative End of semester 50% 1-6
Assessment Related RequirementsN/A
ASSESSMENT DESCRIPTION WORD COUNT Exhibition Review Students will be required to write a critical review of one online art exhibition from a prescribed list. 1,000 words Exhibition Proposal Students will be required to write a formal exhibition proposal with an overview of the exhibition concept, target audience, work-in-progress checklist of images, and work-in-progress bibliography. 1,000 words Exhibition Project Students will be required to write five Digital Image Text Panels (500 words) on works of art to be included in the final Digital Exhibition (PowerPoint or WiX) and a Research Essay (3,000 words) that contextualises the exhibition concept and themes. 3,000 words
SubmissionAll assignments must be submitted using Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
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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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