Visual Arts Theory

Course code AART1920
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Fine Art.

Supports and expands students introductory knowledge of Art History/Theory with an emphasis on the NSW secondary school curriculum. Students will develop the ability to apply interpretive theories to art objects and develop the skill to critically write about works of art and their historical contexturalisation.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire an appreciation for the diversity and function of all forms of visual imagery in social and cultural context with application to the Visual Art syllabuses.

2. Gain skills in research methodology related to the visual arts.

3. Develop the ability to both critically evaluate a given work of art, within its cultural context

4. Attain skills that will enable them to express informed analysis of artworks in written form.

Content

  • Methodology of art history and selected theories of art and visual analysis.
  • Core focus on the western tradition of visual culture.
  • Critical interpretation of art work in cultural and historical context within a framework of visual art study areas of art history,art criticism and aesthetics.

Assumed Knowledge

AART1210 Modernism

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Presentation: Essay/Written Assignment - Image Analysis Presentation

Project: Essays/Written Assignments - Project

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term