CCI103 Perspectives on the Creative Industries (8)

This subject is a critical analysis of the shifts in practice and theory in creative practice as a result of the impact of technology; from photography to the computer. The subject proceeds from the advent of photography, and technological evolutions of the past hundred years, to the destruction of the concept of the 'original' as a unique art work; to mass reproduction, and the influence of installation, sound and audio technologies. The culture of interdisciplinary arts arising from the breakdown of traditional art forms is examined to give context to hybrid arts, art as text, and performance - and to study the altered relationship of artist to media, and of artist to audience, at the end of the twentieth century and on into this one.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CCI103. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject ART222.

Subject Relationships

ART222 ART222 made obsolete

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse contemporary art and ideas within the context of postmodern culture;
  • be able to propose reasons and rationales for the impact of technology on creative practice over the past hundred years;
  • be able to analyse the structure and content of diverse fields of creative practice;
  • be able to engage in informed debate about hybridity/intermediary activity in creative practice and theory; and
  • be able to demonstrate the use and structure of appropriate academic writing, research and referencing.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Advent of Photography/ From Degas 1880s
  • Transformation of the Portrait
  • Origin of Originality/ Marcel Duchamp
  • Prerequisite to Authenticity/ Walter Benjamin
  • Demise of the Image/ Baudrillard
  • Installation/ Sound and Audio/ From Joseph Beuys
  • Age of Reproduction/ Warhol
  • Art and Text/ Conceptualization 1980s
  • Interdisciplinary Art
  • Electronic Art/Digital Arts Media
  • Screen history - cultural perspectives
  • The narrative - storytelling in theatre and performance

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CCI103 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Cci103: tutorial paper
Cci103: essay
Cci103: short papers

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.