• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Art History, Arts
  • Minor code AHIT-MIN

The Art History and Theory minor 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 minor 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 Outcomes

  1. Identify key artistic movements and describe their development, evolution and interrelationships.
  2. Recognise and reflect on the practices, languages, forms, materials, technologies and techniques used throughout history in the making of art.
  3. Analyse the social, cultural, ethical context of historic and contemporary art.
  4. Interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments about art in modes suited to a range of audiences.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

ARTH1006 Art and Design Histories: Form and Space   

ARTH1007 Art and Design Histories: Making and Meaning

A maximum of 18 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 History and Evolution   

ARTH2050 Photography and Art   

ARTH2052 Art of the Modern Print   

ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation   

ARTH2059 Art 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 Australian First Nations Art and Culture  

ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country   

ARTH2161 Contemporary Australian Art   

ARTH2162 Art in the Digital Age

ARTH2164 Theories of the Object   

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   

ARTH2173 Art and the Moving Image

ARTH2174 Art, Medicine, Gender from the Renaissance until Today

ARTH2175 Across the Pacific: Australian Interactions with American Art and Art-Worlds

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