- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Art History, Arts
- Major code AHIT-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
The Art History and Theory major locates the study of art in a range of historical, social, cultural and political contexts. Building on a foundation of art history’s principal themes students have the opportunity to focus on a variety of subjects including Australian, Asian and International art, historic and contemporary. The major also offers a range of courses focussing on digital media, craft and design. Students develop the analytical skills necessary for critically evaluating images and objects and the ability to communicate effectively about works in different media to specialist audiences using professional conventions.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of key artistic movements and describe their development, evolution and interrelationships.
- Recognise and reflect on the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques used throughout history in the making of art.
- Analyse and reflect critically upon the social, cultural, ethical context of historic and contemporary art.
- Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments about art in modes suited to a range of audiences.
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
A maximum of 30 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
ARTH2043 Modernism and Postmodernism in Art and Design: 1850-2000
ARTH2044 Art and Its Context: Materials, Techniques, Display
ARTH2045 Curatorship Theory and Practice
ARTH2050 Photography and Art
ARTH2052 Art of the Modern Print
ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation
ARTH2059 Art and Architecture of Asia: Histories and Traditions
ARTH2061 Postmodern Sublime
ARTH2080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815
ARTH2081 Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815
ARTH2082 Art, War and Conflict
ARTH2093 Post-Colonial Discourses in Australian Art
ARTH2097 Victorian and Edwardian Art: Australia and Europe 1837-1914
ARTH2098 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art
ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country
ARTH2160 Cartographies: Art Exploration and Knowledge
ARTH2161 Contemporary Australian Art
ARTH2164 Theories of the Object
ARTH2165 Theories of the Image
ARTH2166 Individual Research Unit
ARTH2167 Issues in Contemporary Craft and Design
ARTH2168 Renaissance and Baroque Art
ARTH2169 Introducing Asian Modernisms
ARTH2170 Contemporary Asian Art
ARTH2171 Australian Art: The Modern Period
ARTH2172 Costume, Fashion and Visual Culture
FILM2005 Moving Pictures: Cinema and the Visual Arts
A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:Back to the top