• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andrew Montana
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake a program of in-depth reading in an area of Art History under the guidance of a staff member.  The nature of the program will be negotiated between the student and a proposed supervisor, but might include Australian Art History, Asian Art or Curatorial Studies.  Students must gain the formal agreement of a staff member to supervise them before enrolling in this course.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

1. Formulate a coherent program of reading in consultation with a professional Art Historian

2. Identify a series of art historical and curatorial studies questions and problems in a field and devise a plan for dealing with them.

3. Analyse the major contributions to the art historiography of a coherent field of study.

4. Evaluate the significant debates, problems and controversies in a particular field of art historical and curatorial studies.

5. Locate and interpret a body of primary source material and artworks relevant to the field of art historical and curatorial studies.

Indicative Assessment

1. Learning Plan (Reading List / Questions and Problems / Assessment Plan) 800 words, excluding reading lists: 10% [LO's 1 and 2]

2.  Essay 1: 2000 words: 40% [LO's 3, 4 and 5]

3. Essay 2: 3000 words: 50% [LO's 3, 4 and 5]

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120 hours of reading, assignment work and consultations, with a minimum of 12 hours of direct communication between supervisor and student.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Art to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None.  Reading to be negotiated between student and supervisor.


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

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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 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8578 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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