• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Minor code ARTH-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate


The Art History minor introduces students to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, architecture, film, digital images and the decorative arts within their historical, social, cultural and political context.  Courses cover many aspects of art from prehistoric Australian Aboriginal art and classical antiquity through to the art of the present day, focussing on topics, which can illuminate specific trends and problems.


Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • identify artistic movements including their key proponents, and      describe their development, evolution and interrelationships
  • differentiate and critique the historical, social, cultural and      political contexts of works of art.
  • recognise and reflect on the practices, languages, forms,      materials, technologies and techniques used throughout history in making      art
  • closely analyse individual works of art, and interpret and      communicate ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences using      disciplinary language and conventions.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTH1006 Art and Design Histories: Form and Space 6
ARTH1007 Art and Design Histories: Making and Meaning 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTH2039 Painters of Modern Life 6
ARTH2043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000 6
ARTH2044 Art and Its Context: Materials, Techniques, Display 6
ARTH2045 Curatorship Theory and Practice 6
ARTH2052 Art of the Modern Print 6
ARTH2055 Fabric of Life: An Introduction To Textile History 6
ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation 6
ARTH2057 Art and Politics of Collecting 6
ARTH2059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Histories and Traditions 6
ARTH2061 Postmodern Sublime 6
ARTH2080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815 6
ARTH2081 Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815 12
ARTH2082 Art, War and Conflict 6
ARTH2093 Post-Colonial Discourses in Australian Art 6
ARTH2097 Victorian and Edwardian Art: Australia and Europe 1837-1914 6
ARTH2102 Art of Portraiture: History and Theory 6
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