CART11014 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will explore the traditional and non-traditional performing arts of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts industry in Australia. You will consider how these arts fit into the Australian and international creative industries. You will examine case studies of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander creative businesses. You will reflect on the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art within contemporary Australian society.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Cairns

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the role of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, visual arts, and dance within specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  2. Explore the role of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art forms in the local, Australian, and international creative industries
  3. Evaluate the branding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art forms in the context of the international perception of contemporary Australian society.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication      
2. Problem Solving      
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDavid Cashman (d.cashman@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

“Aboriginal Art – It’s a White Thing” (R. Bell)


Week 2 17-07-2017

Origins of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts


Week 3 24-07-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts: Thematic perspectives and underlying Issues


Week 4 31-07-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts


Week 5 07-08-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Film, Television and Radio

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music

Week 7 28-08-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Performing Arts: Theatre, Dance and Comedy

Week 8 04-09-2017

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature

Week 9 11-09-2017

Promotion, Organisation and Marketing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts: Part 1

Week 10 18-09-2017

Promotion, Organisation and Marketing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts: Part 2

Week 11 25-09-2017

Promotion, Organisation and Marketing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts: Part 3

Week 12 02-10-2017

Protection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Written Assessment Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 08:30 AM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

You will be assigned a date in the first weeks of class. Present on one of these two topics.

Two weeks after your presentation, you will submit a report of 1,000 words +/-10%. This will present your argument incorporating any suggestions made in class.

Topics

Topic 1: Using the oeuvre of a particular Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist in any form (ie, visual art, literature, drama, dance, film/TV, etc), demonstrate how the artist expresses some of the themes identified in Lecture 3 in their body of work.

OR

Topic : One of the key issues concerning Indigenous arts is: how should they be critically appraised? – that is, the lack of a critical framework. Art critics in particular express various attitudes towards and concerns about Aboriginal and Torres Strait art works, particularly in the visual arts. These attitudes and concerns were identified in Lecture 3 (for example, art or artefact, urban vs traditional, tradition vs innovation, “Aboriginal art or art by an Aborigine”, etc). What do you think is an appropriate critical framework for appreciating Indigenous arts?

Assessment Due Date As scheduled in class
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  • Presentation
    • Content (20%)
    • Engagement level (10%)
    • Fluency (10%)
    • Ability to answer questions (10%)
  • Written report
    • Data (20%)
    • Structure (15%)
    • Format (language, layout, citation, spelling) (15%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Explore the role of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art forms in the local, Australian, and international creative industries

3. Evaluate the branding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art forms in the context of the international perception of contemporary Australian society.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

In essay format, answer the following question

Richard Bell expressed his angst about the current state of the Indigenous arts industry in his 2003 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award winning painting Aboriginal Art – It’s a White Thing. Mount a case either for or against this proposition.

  • The word limit for this assignment is 1,600 words ±10%.
  • Your submission must be in essay format and must adhere to the CQUniversity APA Style Guide.
  • You may use only two web sources; however I expect at least five sources.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 08:30 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Two weeks after submission
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  • Information/Data (15%)
  • Structure (20%)
  • Argument (25%)
  • Support (15%)
  • Presentation (15%)
  • Implementation of APA Style (10%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the role of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, visual arts, and dance within specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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