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

This course considers issues raised by modern and postmodern art practices in the latter half of the twentieth century to the present. The focus is on art practice in Australia as it relates to developments in the international context. This involves an examination of the nature of modernism in Australia; the relationship between so-called cultural centres and peripheries; and Australia's relation to the Asia Pacific. Issues associated with cultural identity will be central: questioning what it means to be an Australian artist in the late twentieth century. Most lectures and tutorials are held in the National Gallery.

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. Demonstrate knowledge of the major trajectories in the visual arts and design in Europe, North America and Australia between 1945 and the present
  2. Demonstrate a developed capacity to understand and analyse significant works of art and design in formal and contextual terms
  3. Comprehend specific historical issues that relate to individual artists, periods or movements
  4. Understand the significance of developments in the history and theory of 20th century art and design for contemporary practice
  5. Present written and oral arguments about the history of art and design in the twentieth and twenty-first century

Indicative Assessment

1200 word essay (50%); 600 word essay or equivalent (20%); tutorial presentation (20%); Attendance and participation (10%).
Attendance at lectures and tutorials is compulsory.

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Workload

Two lectures and one tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH1002 and ARTH1003

Fees

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

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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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