Art History

Art History

ARCA2623 The Art of the Ancient Near East

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points of Archaeology or (6 Junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089) Assessment: 1x3000wd research paper (60%), 1x1000wd course journal and literature review (30%) and 1x500wd-equivalent Tutorial presentation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an introduction to ancient Near Eastern art pertaining to the ancient civilizations of the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan). Emphasis is placed on understanding the notion of art as applied to the archaeological and cultural context of ancient non-western cultures and in gathering basic skills necessary for artistic analysis (iconography and style) and interpretations. Material studied will include monumental and domestic architecture, ceramics, metal-work, glyptic, and literary arts.
ARHT1001 Art and Experience

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd visual analysis exercise (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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
ARHT1002 Modern Times: Art and Film

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (55%) and 1x1500wd exam (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will focus upon the art and visual culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examining this historical period in relation to the thematic of the modern. Visual material studied will include painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, film and design. As with ARHT1001, historical analysis will be combined with discussions of the different methodologies and approaches to the interpretation and study of these visual materials.
ARHT1801 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point Junior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
ARHT2602 Romanticism and Visual Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Assessment: 1x500wd Keyword review (20%), 1x1500wd Visual analysis (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores Romantic Art in Europe from 1780-1830, emphasizing the relationship of this art with wider social, cultural, philosophical and literary currents. We explore the most compelling Romantic art and architecture, including works by Caspar David Friedrich, Blake, Turner, and Delacroix.
ARHT2610 Art and Society in the Trecento

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2010 Assessment: 1x2000wd Visual test (40%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd equivalent Class presentation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will explore a range of alternative approaches to art produced in Italy during the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Topics to be investigated include: problems of monographic analysis; the implications of contemporary workshop practice; civic, familial and princely patterns of artistic patronage; the meaning of Trecento 'naturalism'; alternatives to the 'Tuscanisation' of fourteenth-century art through a consideration of other centres such as Bologna, Rimini, Verona, Padua and Venice.
ARHT2612 Art and Passion in 17th Century Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2012 Assessment: 1x1500wd Visual assignment (30%), 1x3000wd Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the rich variety and depth of Art in Seventeenth century Europe, focusing on artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez and Rubens, against the background of Court and papal art, the rapid growth of art markets in Europe, and the scientific and knowledge revolutions in Europe.
ARHT2613 The Art of France

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Mark Ledbury Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2013 Assessment: 1x1000wd written assignment - review of literature/exhibition (40%), 1x2hr visual test (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent presentation and presentation notes (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
This unit of study explores the development of a national tradition of art and architecture in France from the beginnings of absolutism to the eve of the Revolution. Topics of lectures and tutorials include the circumstances leading to the foundation of Academies and the development of academic discourse; the commitment to an official system for educating young artists, both in France and in Rome; the alliance between art and absolutism; the artist and the courtier; the public display of art and the creation of new audiences; the emergence of art criticism and architectural theory; the portrayal of daily life, landscape and erotic subjects in relation to major currents of Enlightenment thought.
ARHT2614 Pollock to Psychedelia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Assessment: 1x1500wd Artworks review (40%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit studies the interplay between high art and popular culture in America from the 1950s onwards. Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance formed alongside emerging youth cultures of political protest, drugs and rock music. We examine the interactions of high art, youth culture and mass media.
ARHT2616 High Renaissance Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2016 Assessment: 1x2000wd Visual assignment (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The Unit of Study will explore a range of alternative approaches to some of the most famous works of art in the Western tradition, including works by Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Titian. Topics to be investigated include: problems of definition in High Renaissance and Mannerist art; Rome under Julius II and the creation of an imperial capital; Venetian visual poesie; art and dynastic display in Medicean Florence; civic ritual and public space; eroticism and mythology at princely courts; portraiture and gender.
ARHT2617 Art and Society in Victorian England

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2017 Assessment: 1x2000wd Visual analysis exercise (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores artistic responses to the profound social changes associated with industrial capitalism and the modern city in 19th-century Britain. Topics include: urban life, photography and proto-cinematic technologies, Aestheticism and the visual culture of Britain's global Empire.
ARHT2618 French Art, Salon to Cezanne

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2018 Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd Gallery exercise (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit treats French Art in terms of the cultural structures that allowed academic art, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to emerge. Mainstream art is studied alongside emerging avant-gardes. Other topics include nationalism, exoticism, and peripheral versus metropolitan modernism.
ARHT2624 Contemporary International Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2024 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay/research project (50%), 1x1500wd Visual analysis exercise (25%), 1x1hr Short-answer exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
ARHT2624 examines important themes and issues, art materials, technologies and processes of contemporary art from selected regions. An important component of the unit is the analysis of contemporary art writing and curatorial practice. Tutorials will include visits to the Biennale of Sydney.
ARHT2632 Modern Australian Art and Cinema

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: ARHT2032 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1hr Short-answer exam (30%), 1x1500wd Seminar paper (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
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.
ARHT2633 Art and Film/Here and Now

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2033 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay/Research project (50%), 1x1500wd Visual analysis exercise (25%), 1x1hr Short-answer exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study investigates themes in recent Australian art and cinema, including shifting ideas about art practice, cultural diversity, Aboriginal art and film, environmental issues, regionalism and globalisation, new technologies, feminism and queer aesthetics.
ARHT2636 Contemporary Aboriginal Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) Prohibitions: ARHT2036 Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd Exhibition review (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Aboriginal and Torres Strait art is the major Australian movement of the last 50 years. Surveying its development from Papunya Tula to the present, the unit focuses on critical issues like appropriation and copyright, art and native title, women artists, the market and curatorial practices.
ARHT2637 Colonial Art in the Antipodes 1788-1918

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2034 Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd Artwork project (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit challenges the conventional view that Australian art is merely a pale copy of a European paradigm. From first European contact, Australian art was characterized by disregard for and parody of the western canon, demonstrating a robust and idiomatic visual culture of its own.
ARHT2640 Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies) Prohibitions: ARHT2040 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd seminar paper (30%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In Asia there has developed both the nationalist art of a series of modernising states and a counter-establishment art which has frequently been formally modern. Students will learn how to analyse art works and institutions in terms of critical notions of modernity which arise in these Asian contexts but which do not require projection from outside. Focus will chiefly be on China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India since the 1850s. Other examples will be drawn from Japan, Thailand and Indonesia.
ARHT2645 China: Art and Empire

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 junior credit points from Asian Studies) Assessment: 1x1hr Visual test (25%), 1x1000wd Tutorial paper (25%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the art, architecture and material culture of dynastic China (ca. 3000 BCE-1900), contextualizing works within the region¿s diverse social, political and cultural histories. The unit foregrounds focused interpretation of individual works through visual and material analysis.
ARHT2646 East Asian Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies) Assessment: 1x1hr Visual test (20%), 1x1000wd Presentation/write-up (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the art, architecture and visual culture of East Asia in the global Modern era. The role of cultural production in forging links within and across societies, and the relationship of art with political, social, technological and economic change will be particularly emphasised.
ARHT2652 From Silent to Sound Cinema

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: ARHT2052 Assessment: 1x1500wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Film Studies Core Unit. This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Examining cinema as a manifestation of modernity, this unit of study contextualizes film as commodity, industry, institution and mass production of the senses. These concepts will be explored through a study of early American cinema and the Weimar cinema of Germany. The focus is on the aesthetics of the genres of Slapstick, Melodrama, and Horror/Fantasy, studied within an understanding of the historical and industrial context of each national cinema.
ARHT2653 Memory of the World: Key Films

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (6 Senior credit points from ICLS) Prohibitions: ARHT2053 Assessment: 1x1500wd film analysis (30%), 1x2500wd Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
1. A historical study of independent cinema, or New Wave movements in post-World War II Europe, including Italian Neo- Realism, the French New Wave and New German Cinema among others. 2. The study of Gilles Deleuze's thesis about these cinematic movements and concepts. 3. A study of the idea of Epic cinema cross-culturally so as to understand how memory is erased, sustained and created anew by film.
ARHT2655 Modern Cinema: Modes of Viewing

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: ARHT2055 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x2000wd tutorial paper (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will give an introduction to how film studies has analysed the meaning of a film in relation to how the film incorporates or addresses the spectator (what is known as theories of spectatorship). Commencing with debates around classical Hollywood cinema and the functioning of the point of view shot, the unit will examine how theories of spectatorship have understood the significance of different genres.
ARHT2656 Film Genres and National Cinemas

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) Prohibitions: ARHT2056 Assessment: 1x1000wd classification exercise (20%), 1x1000wd discussion paper (20%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Nations are like movies: they are the result of complex imaginings. To what extent have nations been imagined through movies, and have movies been affected by national imaginings? This unit of study takes Hollywood as a starting point to examine the evolving relation of national cinemas and film genres. A national case study - for instance, Australian cinema - will be studied to identify and analyse some of the complexities of the relation of film genres and national audiences.
ARHT2657 Contemporary Hollywood

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076)) Prohibitions: ARHT2057 Assessment: 1x3000wd Research essay (60%) 1x1500wd review Essay (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study will investigate the last two decades of the cinema of the USA, including Hollywood. Students will be introduced to the work of a number of established and emerging American filmmakers, to the work of a number of important film critics, and to issues concerning the theory and practice of film criticism. Critical and analytical focus will centre on the changing relation of subjectivity and time in independent cinema. Films that explore questions of subjectivity and that experiment with narrative structure will be featured.
ARHT2662 Photography: Image and Document

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr K Hauser Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in Art History Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay/Research Project (50%), 1x1500wd Visual Analysis Exercise (25%), 1x1hr Short-answer Exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
This unit examines key issues in the history, theory and practice of photography from the daguerreotype to the Facebook selfie. It focuses on photography as an image-making technology that has been put to a range of purposes, from propaganda, advertising, high art and reconnaissance.
Textbooks
Susan Sontag, On Photography [1st published 1977] (Penguin Books, 2002)
ARHT2671 Art, Travel, Empires

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Mary Roberts Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ARHT1001 and ARHT1002 Prohibitions: ARHT2071 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd visual test (30%), class participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
In this unit of study we examine Orientalist art and the culture of travel from a post-colonial perspective. As well as the work of major artists (Delacroix, Gerome and J.F.Lewis), we will place particular emphasis upon photography, as well as international exhibitions, travel literature and film. Diverse European constructions of the exotic Orient will be examined including the distinctive contribution of women Orientalists. In this unit, the European canon of Orientalism is resituated through the introduction of counter-narratives and alternative images made by indigenous artists and patrons.
ARHT2810 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2811 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2812 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2813 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2814 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2815 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2816 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT2817 Art History and Theory Exchange

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students enrolled at Sydney University who wish to take the equivalent of a 6 credit-point senior unit of study in Art History and Theory at an approved overseas university should enrol in this unit. Such students must seek approval for their proposed course of study from the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Theory.
ARHT3601 Cinematic Transformations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bruce Isaacs Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1000wd montage analysis (20%), 1x750wd online group assessment task (15%), 1x2000wd research essay (35%), 1x750wd blog (20%), tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
What is the cinematic object of the twenty-first century? Where do we locate the essence of a medium that has undergone such a radical transformation? This course examines the intersection of film, digital cinema, and new media experiences such as YouTube, machinima and mobile cinema. Where many have spoken of the death of cinema in a digital era, we will conceptualise the complexity of cinema's evolution from its earliest celluloid incarnation to the technologies of digital simulation.
ARHT3610 Art in the Age of Giotto

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2610 Assessment: 1x500wd Bibliography (10%), 1x500wd Essay Proposal (20%), 1x3500wd Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates art produced in Italy during the 14th century for a range of patrons, from bankers and merchants to kings, princes, city states and new religious orders like the Franciscans. Traditional narratives are critiqued and alternative interpretations encouraged.
ARHT3613 Absolutism to Revolution

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2613 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1500wd Group Presentation and Paper (30%), 1x1000wd Primary Source Analysis (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores the development of art and architecture in early modern France, from court to Revolution. We investigate how this art has been understood in critical accounts, including debates about France¿s international standing and new social and cultural pressures.
ARHT3614 Expand Your Mind: Debating Modernism

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2614 Assessment: 1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1500wd Critical Review (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Beginning with the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, this unit studies the interplay between high art and the culture industry in America. We develop an advanced understanding of the modernist art criticism of Greenberg, Rosenberg and Fried.
ARHT3632 Australian Modernism

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2632 Assessment: 1x3000wd Comparative Analysis (60%), 1x1500wd Tutorial Presentation Paper (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates Australian painting, illustration and the fledgling film industry of the first half of the twentieth century. It will analyse the shared cultural issues found in still and moving images, whose synergy produced the Australian variant of modernism.
ARHT3633 Contemporary Australian Art and Film

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2633 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay/Exhibtion Project (50%), 1x1500wd Exhibition/Film Review (25%), 1x1hr Exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit explores key debates about contemporary art and film in Australia. Students will undertake intensive study of works in university and other local art and film collections.
ARHT3636 Issues in Indigenous Art

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2636 Assessment: 1x3500wd Essay (70%), 1x1000wd Exhibition Review (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on critical and theoretical issues affecting Indigenous art practice today. The parameters of cross-cultural understanding will be addressed. Key ideas derived from Indigenous cultures, language and identity will be debated.
ARHT3645 Art of Dynastic China

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2645 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Visual Analysis (40%), 1x1000wd Tutorial Presentation and Paper (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates key debates in the study of the art of imperial China. It explores the complex ways in which this rich and varied material culture can be interpreted within the context of the society, politics and culture that produced it.
ARHT3646 Modern Art in East Asia

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2646 Assessment: 1x2500wd Essay (40%), 1x1000wd Visual Analysis (40%), 1x1000wd Oral Presentation and Paper (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit investigates key debates about the visual culture of East Asia in the early modern and modern eras. The impact of profound political and social changes on cultural identity will be explored in depth. We also consider the role of art in addressing evolving identities and increasing globalisation in the region.
ARHT3662 Debating Photography

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 12 Senior credit points in Art History Prohibitions: ARHT2662 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay/Exhibition Proposal (50%), 1x1500wd Tutorial Paper (25%), 1x1hr Exam (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit, students will draw on a wide range of photographic and film material, including university and museum collections, to examine, in depth, the history, theory and practice of photography from its inception in 1839 to our present `post-photography¿ media culture.
ARHT4011 Art History and Theory Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2x2hr seminars/week Assessment: 1x18000-20000wd thesis (60%), 2x6000-8000wd written works from the seminars (2x20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum credit average (70%). Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Honours is available in most subjects areas taught in the Faculty, and which are listed under Tables A and B in the Handbook. Students will complete a thesis and coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.
ARHT4012 Art History and Theory Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ARHT4011 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ARHT4011
ARHT4013 Art History and Theory Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ARHT4012 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ARHT4011
ARHT4014 Art History and Theory Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: ARHT4013 Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Refer to ARHT4011
ARIN2630 Digital Arts

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 18 junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology) Prohibitions: ARIN2300 Assessment: 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1500wd Art Review (30%), 1x1000wd Art Blog (20%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Digital Arts explores the ways digital and new media technologies are being used to transform cultural production, distribution and reception in the visual and performing arts, film and popular culture. Students will learn about the changing aesthetic, cultural and technical dimensions of new digital technologies and will develop the critical and analytical tools with which to discuss and evaluate digital art works and the ways that audiences interact with them.
CATE2007 The Art of Memory

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or 12 senior credit points of Art History and Theory Assessment: short visual analysis (20%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study examines the discourse of memory through the practice of contemporary art and theory. From this perspective, it considers the relationship between memory, the politics of identity, and history through a critical exploration of different forms of remembrance, such as: storytelling and autobiography; collective memory; forgetting and the erasure of time; and trauma and embodiment.
Textbooks
James McConkey, The Anatomy of Memory: An Anthology, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
CATE2012 Animation: Theories and Histories

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hour seminar/week Prerequisites: (THAP1201 and THAP1202) or (CATE1001 and CATE1002) or BDES1001 or 12 senior credit points from Art History and Theory Assessment: storyboard (30%) and small group presentation (10%) and major essay (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Animation as a form spans the visual arts and the entertainment industry. This unit explores theories and histories of animation that address these diverse contexts. One strand focuses on the relationship between art movements and animation practices from the early 20th century on, and the legacy of this in contemporary experimental and independent animation. A second strand focuses on animation as popular culture, including the important role of animation in the development of cinematic SFX, including CGI. The unit explores the various textual strategies used in animation, such as abstraction, self-referentiality and intertextuality, as well as analyzing the critical impulse in animation given its traditionally 'low' cultural status
Textbooks
Esther Leslie, Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-Garde. London and New York: Verso, 2002.
ENGL1011 Introduction to Film Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Winter Main Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x800wd exercise (20%), 1x2000wd Take-home exercise (30%), Tutorial participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
How do form and style structure our experience of film? This unit provides a critical introduction to elements of film making and viewing, moving through an exploration of formal components of film to consider film aesthetics in relation to the history of film scholarship. We will consider films in a variety of cultural and historical contexts, from early cinema to youtube, and introduce a series of "case studies" to explore historical, cultural and material contexts of film production and consumption.
PHIL2618 Aesthetics and Art

This unit of study is not available in 2015

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr David Macarthur Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: (12 junior credit points in Philosophy) or (12 junior credit points in Art History) Prohibitions: PHIL3681, PHIL2518 Assessment: 1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Why is art important to us? What is an aesthetic response to something? What is the relation between art and aesthetics? Is there such a thing as objective interpretation of an artwork? Or is it all a matter of taste? Should we believe in "the death of the author"? What is the relation between art and representation, expression and emotion? We shall discuss these and other questions (e.g. modernity, metaphor) from the perspective of an historical approach to the philosophical study of aesthetics and art.