What is Creativity?
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1. Recognise and reflect on the theoretical, social and historical context of postmodern and contemporary arts practices.
2. Research and evaluate approaches to creativity across a range of arts practices.
3. Engage with a range of ideas and theories through creative responses.
4. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences.
5. Demonstrate independent thinking in your essay materials.
- • Postmodernism and art
- • Originality and authorship
- • Horror and transgressive art
- • Fantasy and speculative creativity
- • Feminist art and politics
- • First Nations artists and resistance
- • Art and activism
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The meaning of creativity has shifted and changed over time, from the romantic model of the artistic genius, to today's buzz around the 'creative economy' and 'creative cities'. This subject frames contemporary creativity in the arts as a process of investigation and enquiry, examining the relationship of today's creative practitioners to social, cultural, institutional and political contexts. This subject will cover a number of key concepts and frameworks for contemporary arts practice, Students will respond to theoretical texts and artistic case studies through critical and creative exercises, developing their own answers to the question: What is creativity?
- Creative task 1200 words (30%)
- Essay 800 words (20%)
- Essay 2000 words (50%)