• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Charlotte Galloway
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course explores the techniques associated with creating works of art through history and the impact of display and changing context on the interpretation of art. Students will be introduced to various techniques and methods used to create works of art, incorporating where possible first hand observation of the processes. Using case studies students will investigate how changing display contexts influence public and critical appreciation of works of art.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Identify and describe frequently used techniques associated with the making of a work of art

2. Discuss orally and in written form the impact of display context on the understanding and interpretation of a work of art

3. Discuss orally and in written form issues associated with using various materials in creating artworks

4. Describe relationships between materials and techniques used to create works of art and the display of these objects

Indicative Assessment

Assessment details

There are 6 assessment items for this course:

  • 1. Tutorial presentation 15 mins based on a topic from Weeks 2-7: 10% (outcomes 1,2,3)
  • 2. 2000 word essay based on the tutorial presentation: 30% (outcomes 1,2,3)
  • 3. Tutorial presentation 15 mins based on a topic from Weeks 8-13: 10% (outcomes 2,3,4)
  • 4. 2000 word essay based on the tutorial presentation: 30% (outcomes 2,3,4)
  • 5. On-line 'technique' Q&A: 5 x 100 word submissions: 15% (outcomes 1,2,3,4)
  • 6. Participation during tutorials- tutorials 5% (outcomes 2,3)

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An average of 1.5 hours of lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week. Some tutorials/lectures may be held off-campus.

Students can expect to spend an additional 7.5 hours per week on weekly reading and assignment preparation.Tutorial attendance is mandatory

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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH6044

Preliminary Reading

Newhouse, Veronica, Art and the Power of Placement, New York: Monacelli Press, 2005

Clarke, Michael, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001 (ANU on-line resource)






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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4480 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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