• 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

The course will examine aspects of Australian painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and the applied arts from a methodological perspective. It will raise questions concerning the analysis of Australian art by art historians and art critics and will suggest possible alternative readings of Australian art history within a broader international context.

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. Have a broad understanding of the main themes and methodologies involved in the study of Australian art

2. Connect developments in Australian art with those occurring abroad

3. Demonstrate an understanding of changes in Australian art and link these changes with changing social, philosophical and economic developments

4. Research, access and assess information on Australian art and place this within a broader context of art historical research

5. Speak and write with confidence on Australian 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 words(25%), (LO 2,3,4,5)

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

End of semester visual test (20%) (LO 1,2,3)

Tutorial participation (10%). (LO 1,2,3,4,5)

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Workload

Classes will be held on campus and at the National Gallery of Australia

Two hours of lectures and a one hour tutorial per week

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.

Preliminary Reading

* Sayers, A., Australian Art, Oxford
* Kirby, S., Sight Lines - Women's Art and Feminist Perspectives, Craftsman House
* Grishin, S., Contemporary Australian Printmaking, Craftsman House

Majors

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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