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  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Art History)
  • Course description
        * Thesis 12,000 words
        * 1 compulsory subject
        * 25 points from the Advanced Research seminars in Art History
        * 25 points other elective subjects

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-520  Art History Thesis
    Students are required to write a thesis of 12 000 words on a topic approved by the supervisor.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Compulsory subject:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-549  Theories of Art History
    This subject examines the historiographical foundations, theoretical frameworks, and recent developments, of the discipline art history from the Renaissance to the present. It critically examines a range of methodological approaches to the interpreta...     Semester 1     12.50

    Advanced Research in Art History subjects
    Students must select 25 points from the Advanced Research Seminars in Art History

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-405  Spectacles: Museums to Theme Parks     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    107-409  Indigenous Photography, New Media, Film     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-418  Truth & Beauty: British Art 1840-1914     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-436  Postcolonial Visual Art
    This subject focuses on contemporary cross-cultural visual art in relation to its colonial heritage. Responses to the colonial archive are a significant current in late 20th and early 21st century postcolonial culture. In many different contexts and ...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-437  The Artist's Body     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-449  Architecture and the Visual Imagination     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-471  Histories and Theories of Conservation     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-443  Futurism and Fascist Art in Italy
    This subject introduces students to the principal artists and art movements in Italy from the beginning of Futurism in 1909 to the end of Fascism in 1943. Students will engage with a variety of artistic strategies for transforming the relationship be...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-466  Contemporary Culture: Art in New York     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     25

    107-467  Renaissance and Baroque Rome 1450-1750
    This subject considers the city of Rome both from an urbanistic perspective, and in terms of the art and architectural history of its monuments. The subject aims to develop an understanding of the form and history of the Renaissance and baroque city,...     Summer     25

    107-422  Iconography     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-472  Aboriginal Art in the Northern Territory     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-428  The Book In Medieval & Renaissance Art
    This subject examines the art of the illuminated manuscript and its importance in medieval and Renaissance culture. It introduces students to the basic elements of codicology - the study of the physical structure of the book - and it focuses on the r...     Semester 1     12.50

    Other Elective Subjects


    Students must select two (25 points) of the following list of other elective subjects.

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-530  History and Philosophy of Museums
    This subject examines the growth of the museum from its origins in the wunderkammer and antiquarian collections of the 16th century to the dynamic and constantly shifting field of possibilities available to museums today. The subject charts the progr...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-526  The Virtual Print Room
    The Virtual Print Room makes the outstanding collection of Renaissance and Baroque Prints in the Baillieu Library accessible to students for teaching on-line for the first time. The library houses one of the largest collections of graphic works in Au...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-546  Interpreting Exhibitions     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-550  Biennales, Triennales and Documentas
    This subject examines the exhibition of contemporary art in international survey exhibitions since the 1960s, delineating the methods that curators and directors have tested in response to the needs of art museums, bureaucracies, artists and publics ...     Semester 2     12.50

    102-511  Imaging Australian Spaces
    This subject allows students to examine the ways in which Australian space has been represented in a variety of cultural forms. The subject explores how these spaces - conceived in a visual, literary and physical sense - have developed, and how these...     Semester 2     12.50

    131-423  Medieval Manuscripts & Early Print
    This interdisciplinary advanced seminar will explore some of the key features and themes of manuscript and print cultures in Central and Western Europe from the 13th to 17th centuries, a time of radical change in communication technology and of major...     Semester 2     12.50

    760-424  Sexuality and Gender in Media Arts
    This subject involves a study of the different ways in which sexuality and gender have been depicted in cinema (and other related visual practices). It places a strong emphasis on the study of 'masculinity' as an evolving form of cultural r...     Semester 2     12.50

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