ARTH 7003OL - Digital Exhibition Project: Art History

Online - Semester 2 - 2022

This course consolidates disciplinary specific knowledge and skills gained in the Graduate Diploma of Art History 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 7003OL
    Course Digital Exhibition Project: Art History
    Coordinating Unit Art History
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours online
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completion of 18 units of GDipArtHist courses including ARTH 7001OL
    Incompatible ARTH 3002 and ARTH 7003
    Restrictions Available to GDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(CuratMuseumSt) only
    Course Description This course consolidates disciplinary specific knowledge and skills gained in the Graduate Diploma of Art History 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 museum and gallery exhibition development and theories and practices of art curatorship.
    2 Analyse reproductions of works of art accurately and creatively to conceptualise a dynamic digital exhibition for a local or global online audience.
    3 Communicate complex curatorial concepts and actively contribute to productive modes of peer-review under academic supervision.
    4 Develop an original digital art exhibition that reflects professional standards and innovative approaches of curatorship for telling stories with digital objects online. 
    5 Examine images and objects on display in museum and gallery settings and online collections with respect for cultural diversity. 
    6 Demonstrate awareness and respect for contemporary art that directly or indirectly relates to past and present traditions of Indigenous Australian art and culture.
    7 Use appropriate online research tools and disciplinary specific digital technologies and databases to produce a digital art exhibition.
    8 Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate exhibitions and analyse works of art with objectivity and respect for different ways of seeing art.
    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, 8

    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.

    2, 3, 4, 8

    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.

    3, 4, 8

    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.

    1-8

    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.

    5, 6, 8

    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.

    6, 8

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    2, 4, 5, 7

    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.

    3, 5, 6, 8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Prescribed weekly readings will be available in MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    The 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 Learning
    This online course uses MyUni for:

    • Prescribed course readings
    • Announcements
    • Discussion forum
    • Pre-recorded lectures
    • Digital images (powerpoint presentations)
    • 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 (virtual library with a general reading list)
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This 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.
    Workload

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

    Structured Learning Online Total Hours
    3 hours online structured learning activities per week 36 hours per semester
    Self-Directed Learning Online Total hours
    8 hours reading per week 96 hours 
    8 hours research per week 96 hours 
    7 hours assignment preparation per week 84 hours 
    276 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD 312 HOURS PER SEMESTER
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topic Schedule
    Week 1 Course Induction
    Week 2 The Exhibition Concept
    Week 3 The Exhibition Experience
    Week 4 The Digital Curatorial
    Week 5 The Exhibition Proposal
    Week 6 Digital Exhibition Showcase 
    Week 7 Independent research and writing 
    Week 8 Curatorial Writing Workshop
    Week 9 Art Versus Text
    Week 10 Research Essay Workshop
    Week 11 Independent research and writing 
    Week 12 Curating Your Digital Exhibition  
    Specific Course Requirements
    It is preferable to have completed at least one or two (preferably three) elective Art History courses before enrolment in this core course.
  • 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% 2, 3, 4, 7, 8
    Exhibition Proposal Formative and Summative During semester 25% 2, 3, 4, 5, 8
    Exhibition Project Formative and Summative End of semester 50% 1-8
    Assessment Related Requirements
    N/A
    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 annotated 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 (3,500 words) that contextualises the exhibition concept and themes. 4,000 words
    Submission
    Assignments must be submitted in 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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