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

This course will provide a broad introduction to major themes and forms of art and architecture in Southeast Asia, from the prehistoric pottery and bronzes of Thailand through Hindu-Buddhist architecture and sculpture to the art of later coastal commercial empires and the modern and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will also examine the interplay between art and royal patronage, religious practice and colonial power. 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

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

1.     Recognise key attributes of Southeast Asian art and use these to identify Southeast Asian works of art, individually and in collaboration with peers;

2.     Relate art objects and creation to their historical and contemporary milieu;

3.     Use specific examples to evaluate theories of and approaches to Southeast Asian art, individually and in collaboration with peers;

4.     Reflect on and discuss the ways in which meanings are communicated by Southeast Asian art;

5.     Research, select and combine examples and integrate key textual and archival sources to develop and present, orally and in writing, your own perspectives on key themes in Southeast Asian art.

 

Indicative Assessment

One 2000 word essay and presentation (40%), one 1000 word essay and presentation (20%), an 800 word Wiki entry (15%), and a visual paper (25%).

 

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Workload

An average of two and a half contact hours a week on campus with offsite gallery visits and up to a day's reading and writing per week.

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

Kerlogue, Fiona, Arts of Southeast Asia, London: Thames and Hudson, 2004

Maxwell, Robyn, Textiles of Southeast Asia, 2nd ed, Hongkong: Periplus, 2003

Roxas-Lim, Aurora, Southeast Asian art and culture: ideas, forms and societies, Jakarta: ASEAN, 2005

Christina Sumner and Milton Osborne, Arts of Southeast Asia, Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing, 2001.

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. 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.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9498 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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