• 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, Non Language Asian Studies, History, Visual Arts, Design

This course provides an opportunity for students to participate in new learning abroad opportunities offered by the Centre for Art History and Art Theory as part of the major/minor in Art History and Curatorial Studies. Opportunities include faculty-led study tours to Europe or Asia where students will spend up to 21 days overseas studying art and culture first hand, visiting historical sites and museums. Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Information on each topic offered within this course will be outlined in the 'Other Information' section, including the topics offered, and information on the unit value, convener, academic session and indicative workload. The topics offered through this course will typically be made available through a competitive selection process.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course as advertised, in which case an alternative lesson plan will be arranged to fulfil the course requirements.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. discuss key art historical themes related to the countries visited at an advanced level;
  2. present sophisticated arguments about how art objects relate to their historical and contemporary milieu;
  3. evaluate advanced scholarship relating to works of art and cultural sites, using relevant art historical methodologies; and
  4. demonstrate independent academic research and formulate their own perspectives on key themes of art studied in-country to a professional standard.

Other Information

In 2024, ARTH6001 will be offered as "Indonesian Art: Classical to Contemporary". The course will offer students a grounded understanding of historical and contemporary art and culture in Indonesia visiting historical and archeological sites, museums and galleries, urban environments, artists' studios and experimental spaces. Travel dates will coincide with the mid-semester break in Semester 2 (first two weeks of September 2024), but may extend on either side by up to two days. Students will need to attend two introductory sessions on campus, and up to two follow-up sessions after returning from Indonesia. Costs associated with travel, accomodation, and sundry expenses for the course will be confirmed in advance of enrolment. Indicative costs based on prior travel suggest that this course may cost approximately $5000 including international airfares. Students may be able to apply for a loan to defer some of the additional costs related to travel through the OS-HELP Loan program: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/os-help-loans-and-overseas-study

Enrolment in this course will be subject to: 1) completing the requisite travel-approval form; 2) payment of deposit by the due date; 3) a permission code provided by the School of Art and Design.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Preliminary paper (submitted before departure), 2000 words (20) [LO 3]
  2. Spatial analysis of a cultural site, 2000 words (20) [LO 1,2]
  3. Reflective journal, 3000 words (25) [LO 1]
  4. Research paper 4000 words (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Indicative workload:

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 90 hours of contact delivered intensively as an in-country field trip of up to 21 days; and

b) 170 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Students need to be able to travel internationally and capable of paying for their own travel.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

Available on Wattle site.

Preliminary Reading

Available on Wattle site.

Assumed Knowledge



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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $8160
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $12000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5360 01 Apr 2025 TBA TBA 30 Jun 2025 In Person N/A

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