Critical Research Practice

Course Name: Apply research and critical analysis to inform artistic practice, 6 wks lecture, 6 hrs each  (VBAU011)

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Objective:

  • Required to research and critically analyse historical and theoretical concepts for application
  • Conduct research to inform artistic/design practice
  • Apply research to artistic/design practice
  • Evaluate own work

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Assignment:

  1. Due wk 02: 10 mins presentation on selected research topic: 10%
  2. Due wk 03: Badge Design: 20%
  3. Due wk 04: T-shirt design: 20%
  4. Due wk 05: Written Research Report on BMX sport and BMX bike plate design or 2x BMX Number plate Design in digital format – 40%
  5. Due wk 05: Art journal / sketch review: 10%

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Course outline:

  • Introduction to culture and sub-culture
  • Introduction to sociology and its vocabulary
  • Signs, Symbol, logo
  • Mind Map
  • Plagiarism
  • Art History & Timeline
  • Narrative and story telling
  • Art Movement :Pop art
  • Art aesthetics and Criticism
  • Art Movement: Surrealism + Surrealism in Digital photography & Painting

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WK 01:

  • Introduction to culture and subculture
  • Introduction to sociology and its vocabulary (Roles, Values, Norm, Deviance, Hierarchy, Feminism, Marxism etc)
  • Lab: Field Trip / Sharing/ Research

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WK 02:

  • Sketch Book/ Art Journal Book
  • Signs, Symbol and Logo
  • Student’s presentation on WK01 selected topic
  • Mind Map and exercise
  • Assignment 2

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WK 03:

  • Plagiarism
  • Introduction to Art history and movement
  • Narrative and Story Telling (with exercise)
  • Assignment 2: Badge design critique
  • Assignment 3: T-shirt design requirement

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WK 04:

  • Art Movement: POP ART
  • Art aesthetics and Criticism
  • Assignment 3: Critique and presentation on T-shirt design
  • Assignment 4: BMX research requirement

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WK 05:

  • Art Movement: Surrealism
  • Surrealism in digital photography
  • Surrealism in painting
  • Surreal exercise on Art sketch book
  • Critique on BMX number plate design with print out (assignment 4)

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April 29, 2010