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Australian Aboriginal Art

Undergraduate | CUR-VIS340 | 2024

Previously CUR-VIS25

Witness the impact history, aesthetics and politics has had on Indigenous Australian art practice. Visit the pre-colonial era. Examine artistic representations of The Dreaming. See how Indigenous Australians have wielded art to create commentary.

Study method
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Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Australian Aboriginal Art

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. investigate the role of art in Aboriginal Australian cultures in relation to the geographical and historical context in which it exists
    2. explore the range of perspectives shaping the interpretation of Aboriginal art and representations of Aboriginal people, demonstrating the ability to critically evaluate the integrity of diverse sources of information
    3. demonstrate critical thinking skills and cultural understanding in interpreting contemporary Aboriginal Australian art.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-VIS25 (Not currently available)


You need proficiency in the English language and be competent in writing essays.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts (Visual Culture)

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Bachelor of Arts

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