Art History and Theory: Images and Interpretation

Course code CAPA2000Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Introduces a variety of theoretical approaches to the interpretation of images. Investigates a range of critical theories in art history and contemporary art. Encourages students to develop a specific cultural, theoretical and historical awareness of the underpinnings of their own chosen creative direction(s).

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
1. have developed the ability to frame their practice within a specific historical or contemporary context.
2. have an increased knowledge of theories of art
3. have acquired specialised knowledge of a selected aspect of art theory.
ContentImage and interpretation in art history
Representation and abstraction
Art as commodity
Psychoanalysis and art theory
Modernism and postmodernsim
Body and landscape in art history and contemporary art
Replacing Course(s)ARTC2000 Art History and Theory: Images and Interpretation
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC2000 Art History and Theory: Images and Interpretation may not enrol into CAPA Art History and Theory: Images and Interpretation.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2000 word essay. This item will test the student's reserach and writing skills. The polemic nature of the topic will also test the student's ability to crictically apply the methodology and knowledge acquired during the study. 50%
Essays / Written Assignments1500 word essay. This task will test the student's ability to respond to contemporary exhibitions in a meaningful way. 25%
Presentations - Tutorial20 minute oral presentation. This item will test the student's research, writing and presentation skills. 25%
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term