History and Theory of Art Practice 1 (SMNR5001)


This unit of study gives a broad overview of contemporary art and the theories that underpin it with an emphasis on Australian practice. The unit is structured around themes relevant to 21st century practice including: beauty; nature; history; body/relations; politics and space(s).

Further unit of study information


1x2-hour seminar/week


2,000-word essay (100%)

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.