Modernism in Art and Design - 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 , SP2 , SP4
  • 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

Explore the theoretical perspectives that underpin developments in modernism in art and design in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Gain an understanding of the shifts in the production of visual culture that led to the emergence of Modernism. Examine the notion of the Avant-garde, technological change, the ideals of utopia, the Modernist myths of Primitivism, Surrealism, Futurism and feminist re-appraisals of Modernism.

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

  1. demonstrate a sound knowledge of issues concerning modernism and its influence on international visual culture
  2. review, assess and critique a range of theories and issues
  3. develop written communication skills to enable the analysis of visual culture in relation to relevant theory.
  • 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
1The birth of the Avant-garde
2The machine age
3Urban utopia
4The Russian Avant-garde
5Primitivism
6The Arts and Crafts movement
7Women and Modernism
8Critics
9The death of the Avant-garde

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

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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.
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