Visual Analysis

Course code AART2110
Available in 2016
2015 Course Timetables


This course deals with the specific nature of the visual as a form of representation and communication. This course provides an investigation of the theoretical frameworks that can be applied in studies of visual art and art history.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary theories related to the perception and interpretation of visual images

2. Demonstrate skills in visual analysis

3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of sophistication of contemporary visualisation


The following themes will be developed:

  • Connoisseurship and style
  • Aesthericism
  • Feminism, gender and the body
  • Iconology and icongraphy
  • Marxist and sociological perspectives
  • Semiotic analysis
  • The digital image
  • Deconstruction
  • Psychoanalysis and perception
  • Visual culture vs art history

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): AART3110. Students who have successfully completed AART3110 are not eligible to enrol in AART2110.


This course is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

AART1100 and AART1110

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay - Visual Image Analysis

Written Assignment: Visual Analysis - Slide Test

Contact Hours



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


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