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

Exploring Asian Art in Asia is run as an in-country intensive. Students will spend up to 9 days in an Asian country studying art and culture first hand, visiting historic sites and museums.

Learning Outcomes

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

On completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Recognise key art historical themes related to the country visited 

2. Relate art objects to their historical and contemporary milieu

3. Analyse works of art, in writing and orally, using relevant art historical methodologies

4. Undertake independent academic research and present their own perspectives on key themes of Asian art

Indicative Assessment

  1. Preliminary paper (submitted before departure) (2,500 words): 10% [LO 2 and 4]
  2. Two in-country presentations  of 1000 words (to be researched before departure), discussing the significance of a particular site, with written hand-outs for distribution to course participants  (10% each): 20% [LO 1, 3 and 4]
  3. 2 x research papers based on presentations (2 x 4,000 words, 2 x 30%): 60% [LO 2, 3 and 4]
  4. Course diary (1,500 words): 10% [LO 1, 2 and 3]

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4 contact hours and 16 non-contact hours per week for 13 weeks.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH2104

Prescribed Texts

A companion to Asian art and architecture, edited by Rebecca M. brown and Deborah S. Hutton, Chichester, West Sussex, UK; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

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12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $5040
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $7752
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6743 14 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017 15 Sep 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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