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

The aim of this course is to encourage students to engage with different theoretical and historical frameworks for interpreting images. It will cover a wide range of primarily western theories of the image including marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, and phenomenology. It also deals with the culture industry, film, the televisual and with recent theories of technology. Students will be encouraged to think about how the various different interpretative methods addressed in the course might relate to their studio.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of important theoretical and historical frameworks for interpreting images in visual art discourse.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to identify relevant theoretical and historical frameworks and apply them to contemporary visual art discourse and to your own studio practice.
  3. Present written and oral arguments which are reasoned, structured and coherent.

Indicative Assessment

1000 word written assignment (25%)
2500 word essay (45%)
8 minute tutorial presentation (20%)
participation (10%)
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of courses towards an ANU degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ARTV2031, ARTV6031 or ARTH6165.

Fees

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:
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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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