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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. understand the diversity and complexity of cultural practices within Australian Indigenous art, culture and design
  2. describe the role  of art, culture and design in contemporary Indigenous societies from regions throughout Australia
  3. critically examine the process of change and agency through contact with other cultures within Indigenous art, culture and design
  4. examine the cultural, socio-political, economic and philosophical impact on the development of contemporary Indigenous art, culture and design
  5. compare and contrast the significance of art, culture and design within Indigenous, Australian and global contexts.
  • Assignment 1 - 1000 words (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - 2500 words (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - 1000 words (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will further develop their knowledge of the diversity and the role of Indigenous art and culture and design within positioning, diversity and the role of Indigenous art, culture and design within Indigenous, Australian and global contexts, chronology and change of Indigenous art, culture and design, representation and presentation, contact with other cultures, intellectual property, copyrights, moral rights and protocols, contemporary, cultural, socio-political and philosophical discourses.

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