Introduces students to the key thinkers, theories, methods and issues associated with looking at, and thinking about, art. A variety of Western and non-Western creative practices are examined, from prehistory to the present, focussing on the tools of semiotic analysis as applied to art, historical artefacts and cultural production more broadly.
- The practice of art history
- Pre-modern, modern and contemporary art
- Visual literacy
- The politics of looking
- Material analysis
- Interpretation and context
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||recognise the semiotic processes underpinning engagement in art and culture||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate creativity when analysing cultural products||Lifelong learning|
|3||recognise and communicate the political implications of cultural production||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||identify and innovatively analyse a range of cultural products from different eras.||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.