Art, Activism, Publics - ARTS2128

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a Theatre & Performance Studies extended minor in Arts/Education (4053)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Theatre and Performance Studies

Artistic strategies have emerged as powerful means of making social and political messages heard by a wider audience, and strategies such as culture jamming, flash mobs, guerrilla theatre, and online activism have had an impact across political campaigning, social advocacy, and community mobilisation. This course will introduce you to some of the key historical developments and debates around how art has been used to inspire change and to intervene within public space. You will have the chance to work with your peers to devise your own form of activism or community-engagement around an issue of your choice. This course is part of the Theatre and Performance Studies stream. It can also be taken as an elective in the Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising).

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