Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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 currently offered.

Learning outcomes

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

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


Image 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

Assessment items

Essay: Essay 1

Essay: Essay 2