The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Fine Art.

Supports and expands students introductory knowledge of Art History/Theory with an emphasis on the NSW secondary school curriculum. Students will develop the ability to apply interpretive theories to art objects and develop the skill to critically write about works of art and their historical contexturalisation.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2015.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Acquire an appreciation for the diversity and function of all forms of visual imagery in social and cultural context with application to the Visual Art syllabuses.

2. Gain skills in research methodology related to the visual arts.

3. Develop the ability to both critically evaluate a given work of art, within its cultural context

4. Attain skills that will enable them to express informed analysis of artworks in written form.


  • Methodology of art history and selected theories of art and visual analysis.
  • Core focus on the western tradition of visual culture.
  • Critical interpretation of art work in cultural and historical context within a framework of visual art study areas of art history,art criticism and aesthetics.

Assumed knowledge

AART1210 Modernism

Assessment items

In Term Test: Examination: Class

Presentation: Essay/Written Assignment - Image Analysis Presentation

Project: Essays/Written Assignments - Project