Graduate Certificate in Arts (Art History)

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  • Objectives
    * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Art History)
  • Course description
    Specialisation Requirements:

    * 50 points elective subjects with no more than 12.5 points at first-year level

    First year subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-130  Art History: Theory and Controversy
    This subject introduces the study of art history by focusing on the work of art through a number of case studies drawn from a Western cultural and historical context. It develops a broad understanding of the historical and aesthetic characteristics o...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-131  Modern Art: The Politics of the New
    This subject explores a selection of artists, movements and themes in late 19th and 20th century art. The subject will examine such topics as cross-cultural interaction and its impact on art, the advent of new artistic techniques such as abstraction ...     Semester 1     12.50

    Other elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-028  Australian Art: Rock to Pop
    This subject provides a scholarly introduction to the history of art in Australia, at the same time incorporating new perspectives, approaches and ideas. It demonstrates ways of interpreting Australian art through its relationship to historical event...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-023  Baroque Art: Caravaggio to Bernini     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-030  Contemporary Aboriginal Art     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-031  Art and the Market: Then and Now
    This subject deals with the emerging area of studies of the marketing of art. It commences in 15th century Italy with an examination of the organisation of artists' workshops and concludes by analysing the relationships between contemporary arti...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-038  Modernist Avant-Gardes
    This subject examines responses to modernity in avant-garde art, culture and theory during the high modernist period (1900-1950). A variety of stylistic categories (including Futurism, Expressionism, Cubism, Constructivism, Dada and Surrealism) and i...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-046  Contemporary Australian Art: 1968 to Now
    This subject examines contemporary artistic practice in Australia, from 1968 to the present. A broad variety of media will be considered, including painting, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video and multimedia technologies. Artist...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-210  Contemporary International Art     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-242  Renaissance Art 1: Donatello to Leonardo
    The subject focuses in depth on the art and culture of Renaissance Italy, especially Florence during the fifteenth century. In part we will examine the lives and works of Donatello, Masaccio,Verrocchio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and others, in re...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-243  Renaissance Art 2: Giorgione to Michelan
    The subject will focus on the works and lives of artists in three contrasting cities, Florence, Rome and Venice in sixteenth century Italy. The rivalries between artistic centres in Renaissance Italy will be analysed in, in terms of rivalries between...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-262  History and Theory of Photography     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-305  Art History in Practice     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-306  Art Abroad
    This subject is taught alternatively on-site in New York or in Rome, using the social, economic, geographical and cultural effects of the respective cities as case studies or culture in action. Students will be introduced to the key institutional com...     Summer     25

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