Modern Australian Art and Cinema (ARHT2632)


This unit examines Australian art, cinema and popular imagery from 1880-1940, situating them within the global history of modernism and modernity. Themes include the landscape tradition, national identity, war, gender, and indigenous issues, with special focus on the Australian film industry.

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr Short-answer exam (30%), 1x1500wd Seminar paper (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011), (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)


ARHT2032, ARHT2032

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.