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Undergraduate | CUR-VIS18 | 2023
Introduction to History of Art and Design
Travel back through centuries of art history. Traverse European and Eastern countries as you learn what inspired and influenced artistic movements. Identify hallmarks of artworks created under the banner of modernism, romanticism and expressionism.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023,
- 29 May 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- research the major developments in Western art and design history and explain how they were related to the cultural context in which they occurred.
- demonstrate and present clear articulation of research-based analysis using appropriate technologies.
- demonstrate the ability to synthesise new knowledge in the analysis of any art and design work.
- demonstrate the ability to research for the analysis of an art and design work.
- Western Philosophical Thought
- Indian art
- Chinese and Japanese art
- Islamic art
- Gothic art
- The Renaissance
- The Reformation and Counter Reformation
- Realism to Impressionism
This subject was previously known as VIS18 Historical Issues in Art and Design.
This subject provides students with an introduction to some of the key ideas and events in the history of art and design. It is intended as a basic introduction to the history of ideas and the effects such ideas have had on the recent evolution of art and design. While this unit has a Euro-centric bias, ideas from other cultural histories are introduced. Students are taught the visual literacy and analysis needed to be able to understand historical and contemporary art and design.
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- Image Analysis (30%)
- Essay (45%)
- Online Test (25%)
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
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