Australian Art - 2016

Unit summary

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  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay 1 (40%) , Essay 2 (45%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

Learn about the diverse histories and philosophies shaping the development of Australian art from pre-colonial times to the present day. Emphasis will be given to understanding the social and cultural context in which Australian art practices operate. Topics include the Heidelberg movement, early Modernism and Indigenous Australian art.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explore a range of issues in relation to Australian art while referring to relevant contemporary and historical contexts
  2. compare and contrast issues from a range of cultural perspectives
  3. evaluate the integrity of diverse sources of information, compare and contrast differing cultural perspectives in historical and contemporary visual culture.
  • Essay 1 (40%)
  • Essay 2 (45%)
  • Test (15%)

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

You must have a high level of proficiency in the English language and competent essay writing skills.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction
2Pre-colonial Australia
3Colonial Australia
4The rise of nationalism
5Early twentieth century
6The emergence of modernism
7A changing culture
8Indigenous art on the international stage
9Postmodern art
10The critique of settler colonialism
11The contemporary context

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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