Available in 2017

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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


This course is only available to students who are active in Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Fine Art or Bachelor of Teaching (Fine Art) (Honours) or Bachelor of Creative Industries 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