Current view of Art History

Course code CAPA2010Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Investigates issues of Art History and Ideology as they have been applied to the analysis of visual imagery. It will examine the theme of "gender" as a case study in the construction of Art History and its links with the reading of artistic imagery. An investigation of the student's own imagery will be incorporated into the teaching process. On completion the student will: have developed the ability to frame their practice within a specific ideological, historical or contemporary context; have an increased knowledge of methodologies of art history; and have acquired specialised knowledge of a selected aspect of art theory or history.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2012
ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
1. have developed the ability to frame their practice within a specific ideological, historical or contemporary context.
2. have an increased knowledge of methodologies of art history
3. have acquired specialised knowledge of a selected aspect of art theory or history.
ContentChallenging the Canon, Dissolving the Hierarchies
The Death of the Artist as Hero
Rewriting History: Artistic Collaboration in the 20th Century
Investigating the Margins: Children?s art, Naive art, art of the Insane
Feminist Art History: Rewriting the Canon
Virgin or Whore: Representing women
Rethinking the Crafts
Bodies of Masculinity: Representing Men
Sexual Politics: Gay and Lesbian Imagery
Replacing Course(s)ARTC2010 Current View of Art History
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed ARTC2010 Current View of Art History may not enrol in CAPA2010 Current View of Art History.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1000 word exhibition review - 25%.
This task is to assess the student's ability to respond to contemporary exhibitions in a meaningful way.
Essays / Written Assignments2000 word essay - 40% of total assessment
This item will test the student's research and writing skills. The polemic nature of the topic will also test the student's ability to critically apply the methodology and knowledge acquired during the study
Presentations - Tutorial20-minute oral presentation with accompanying 1500 word paper - 35%
This item will test the student's research, writing and presentation skills.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term