• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

A study of Byzantine art, cultural institutions and patronage from AD 330 to AD 1204. Specific works of art and architecture ranging in provenance from Syria and Armenia to Constantinople and Sicily will be studied in the context of the society: theology and liturgy; politics and investment; court ceremony; and urban, provincial and monastic life.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Up on successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and analyze major developments in Byzantine art up to the Latin conquest of 1204.
  2. Connect developments in art with broader social and theological developments.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of changes in Byzantine art which reflect changes in the provenance of art production.
  4. Research and access information on Byzantine art and society.
  5. Speak and write with confidence on Byzantine art.

Indicative Assessment

Students must submit and perform all assessment tasks in order to complete the course. Failure to submit assessment items by the last day of the exam period and perform assessment tasks on schedule will result in an NCN.

Oral presentation and paper - 1,000 word (25%) [Learning Outcomes 2-5]

Research essay 2,500 (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

End of semester visual test (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]

Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

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Two hours of lectures per week and a weekly one hour tutorial on campus.

Students are expected to complete an average of 7 hours of study per week outside class contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

ARTH 1002 and 1003

Preliminary Reading

John Lowden, Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Phaidon

Thomas F. Mathews, The Art of Byzantium, Everyman

Robin Cormack, Byzantine Art, Oxford





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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1164
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3132
2006 $3132
2005 $3132
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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