Australian Art

Course code AART2100Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Examines Australian art history from 1788 including traditional and contemporary art, using a range of interpretive frameworks. Students are given scope to develop a specialist interest encompassing traditional and contemporary practice.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate their knowledge of Australian Visual Culture
2. Demonstrate their understanding of the evolution of the fine arts on this continent
3. Demonstrate their understanding of the cultural context in which they work
ContentThe following themes will be developed:
- Colonialism and Nationalism
- Playing the field: Abstraction in Australian Art
- Site, spirit and identity: Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives
- Contemporary pluralism
- Provincialism and the global
- Art out of exile
- The new Pacific
Replacing Course(s)AART3020
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay that engages a significant issue in the construction of Australian art history or the formulation of contemporary art discourse
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay on analysis of seminar topics
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentRequisite - Enrolment in this course is limited to students in the Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art.
Compulsory Program ComponentRequisite for completion of Bachelor of Fine Art
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART2100