• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History

This course opens up a rich archive of nineteenth to early twentieth century art in Australia and Europe. Drawing together genres and themes in Victorian and Edwardian art and design, the course explores changes from historicist and narrative art to the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetes, and exoticism, impressionism and post-impressionism. Central to these movements is the industrialisation of societies, and the ways the shifts were expressed in art and design through visual constructions of nature and culture, history and myth, and the arts and crafts in the British Empire and Australia.

The role of patronage, the commercial machinations of colonial society, and approaches to fostering art education are also examined for their significance on shaping Australian art.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Students gain the ability to identify many of the artists’ works studied during the course and to articulate their key characteristics both verbally and in writing
  2. Students gain the ability to identify and use diverse methodological approaches to the writing of art history
  3. Students develop research skills particular to the inter-disciplinary nature of this course and learn to think critically and exercise objectivity in interpreting art as a cultural expression

Indicative Assessment

1. 1,500 word tutorial paper (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

2. 2,500 word essay (50%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]

3. Image test (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]

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Workload

13 weeks of lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week. Students are expected to complete an average of 7 hours per week outside of these contact hours.


Requisite and Incompatibility

ARTH 1002 and 1003

Prescribed Texts

  • Rosenblum, Robert, Art of the Nineteenth Century: Painting and Sculpture, Thames & Hudson, London, 1984
  • Smith, Bernard, Documents in Art and Taste in Australia 1770-1914, Melbourne University Press, 1975
  • Trumble, Angus (ed.) Love and Death: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

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

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4491 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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