University of Technology Sydney

57227 Curation

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This subject investigates contemporary forms of content curation. Through case studies of the curation of film festivals, GLAM (Galleries, Library, Archive and Museums) and contemporary art spaces, channels and events, students are exposed to the institutional contexts for evaluation, promotion, distribution and exhibition of media and creative content. Students' critical engagement is developed through the practice of assessment and reviewing. They learn screen industry applications of content curation, the influence of various forms of industry gatekeeping, and how to measure selection and success criteria from different industry perspectives. To understand the process of curation students explore the relationship between commercial, critical, cultural and emotional responses to content through consideration of questions such as: What makes creative and media content outstanding? How can we measure and compare content? By what standards of merit do we rate certain creative and media content and make value judgments? Who sets these standards? How can we best communicate our evaluations to others? The learning outcomes of this subject are transferable to a diverse range of curation practices.

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Autumn session, City campus

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