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

The course in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art has three main aims:

1. Provide students with basic geographical and historical frameworks for the study of indigenous visual arts in Australia and the Torres Strait Islands.

2. Familiarise students with concepts that indigenous peoples have expressed as fundamental to their understandings of relationships between art and life, both historically and in a contemporary context.

3. Assist students in developing ideas about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts contribute to cross-cultural critical theory.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course you should be able to:

1. Identify historical and geographical origin of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art

2. Conduct a culturally relevant appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island visual arts

3. To formulate cross-cultural awareness in the processes of interpretation of visual arts

4. Research and access information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art

5. Speak and write with cultural sensitivity and confidence on Australian Indigenous 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 - 2,000 words (25%) (LO 1,2,3,4,5)

Research essay - 3,500 words (45%), (LO 1,2,3,4,5)

End of semester visual test (20%) (LO 1,2,5)

Tutorial participation (10%) (LO 1,3,5)

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Workload

The course consists of two 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial, and seven hours of associated study time per week.

Preliminary Reading

Wally Caruana, Aboriginal art, Thames and Hudson, 2003

Assumed Knowledge

A basic understanding of the history of art and experience in researching and analyzing art objects.

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 $1542
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 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1774 11 Jan 2016 18 Jan 2016 12 Feb 2016 25 Mar 2016 In Person N/A

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