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

This course explores how spiritual movements, intellectual developments, technological transfers and historical contingencies have been interwoven into visual expressions in Asia through major art historical periods. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, decorative arts and architecture from earlies times to the present will be discussed. Arts from South, Central and East Asia are emphasised, to introduce key art historical periods and cross-cultural interactions. The relationships between art and religions, art and royal patronage, and art and identity are key themes, along with indigenous style and the influence of foreign forms and ideas throughout the historical period.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. identify and describe artworks associated with major Asian art historical periods;
  2. communicate understanding of the region's cross-cultural interactions as evidenced by visual culture;
  3. research in-depth object analysis; and
  4. reflect on the ways in which meanings are communicated in Asian art.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial presentation and Powerpoint presentation, 15 minutes (25%), Learning Outcomes 2, 3
Research essay, 2500 words (45%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
2 x on-line tests, 1 hour each (10% each for a total of 20%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
Contribution to on-line multiple choice quizzes x 5 (2% each for a total of 10%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4

 

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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 permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH6059.

Preliminary Reading

Clunas, Craig. Screen of kings: royal art and power in Ming China, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2013.
Mitter, Partha, Indian Art, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001
Brown, Rebecca and Deborah Hutton (eds). A companion to Asian art and architecture, Chichester: Wily-Blackwell, 2011
Journals: Archives of Asian Art, Artibus Asiae, Ars Orientalis

Majors

Minors

Fees

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

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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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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