Historical Issues in Art and Design
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Warning: Mature Content
This unit contains mature content including Adult Themes, Nudity and Violence and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.
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Undergraduate Level 1
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
Learn about some of the major ideas and events in the history of art. You will be introduced to the history of ideas and the effects such ideas have had on the evolution of art. While the unit has a Euro-centric bias, ideas from other cultural histories are introduced. You will learn visual literacy needed to be able to understand the history and the contemporary practice of art. You will discover the inter-relationships that exist between philosophers, writers and visual artists to make connections between the economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of human existence.
You must have a high level of proficiency in the English language and competent essay writing skills.
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- research the major developments in Western art history and explain how they were related to the cultural context in which they occurred
- visually identify and critically analyse artworks in terms of their period
- demonstrate and present clear articulation of ideas and research results using appropriate technologies.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Introduction to Western Philosophical Thought: The Art and Culture of Greece|
|2||Introduction to Eastern Philosophical Thought: Traditions in the Art and Culture of Japan|
|3||Introduction to Middle Eastern Philsophical Thought: Art and Culture in the Rise of the Islamic World|
|4||The Medieval World and the Rise of Gothic Art|
|5||Early Renaissance in Italy|
|7||Northern Renaissance in Flanders|
|8||The Baroque (Reformation, Counter-reformation) and Rococo|
|9||Neo-Classicism to Romanticism|
|10||Realism to Impressionism|
|12||Expressionism to Modernism|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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