Art and Experience (ARHT1001)


Art and Experience focuses on the history of pagan, Christian and Islamic art and architecture in Western Europe and the Mediterranean region from classical antiquity to the early modern period. A key focus is on recognising the social, cultural, political and religious purposes an object or building was designed to serve, the range of meanings the work was intended to embody and how these changed across time. Historical analysis will be combined with discussions of different approaches to interpretation

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1500wd visual analysis exercise (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.