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Issues in Contemporary Art

Undergraduate | CUR-VIS19 | 2024

Question the last fifty years of arts practice from social, political and cultural points of view. Put recurring themes in contemporary art up for discussion. Dig into modernism and post-modernism. Focus your art history study on theory and context.

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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Issues in Contemporary Art

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will:

    1. analyse issues that have faced contemporary art in the late 20th/early 21st century and in terms of historical, social, political and cultural contexts
    2. research and analyse the critical and theoretical underpinnings of various contemporary art movements and how they have influenced each other
    3. present research using appropriate technology.

Entry requirements


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

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

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

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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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Undergraduate Certificate in Art History

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Bachelor of Arts (Japanese)

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Bachelor of Arts (Chinese)

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Bachelor of Arts (Korean Studies)

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Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)

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