Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2.5 A 1-hour lecture and a 1.5-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 102 hours
|Prerequisites:||Completion of 37.5 points of level two subjects in Art History and enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts or Graduate Diploma in Arts. Bachelor of Arts students should endeavour to take the cpastone in their final semester of study after completion of 25 points at third year.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the 3Disability Liaison Unit website: 4http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Charles Green
|Subject Overview:||This subject will involve students in the research and interpretation of works of art encountered in Melbourne's collections, institutions, museums and civic spaces; and through encounters with specialists whose job it is to conserve, collect and display these objects. The subject develops a broad understanding of the historical and aesthetic characteristics of artworks produced during selected artistic periods and locations, both Western and Non-Western (eg Renaissance; Edo; Contemporary). The subject also draw attention to the varying contexts informing works of art, including the relationship between art and its methods of production and preservation; its engagement with society and installation in museum settings; and the different ways in which viewers respond to art and interpret the meanings and messages which it conveys. The subject provides students with a fundamental grounding in the methodologies of the discipline of history, and in the broader critical and analytical skills necessary for the study of art at higher levels. This subject is team taught by the art history staff, drawing upon their experience in art historical research, publishing and curating. It will focus on the work of art through the distinctive approaches adopted by the program's art historians, and will also examine the skills necessary for those who practice art hstory as a profession.|
|Objectives:||Students who complete this subject will: |
|Assessment:||A 2000 word exercise 50% (due during the semester) and a 2000 word research essay 50% (due during the examination period). A minimum 75% attendance at tutorials is also expected as a hurdle requirement in order to pass the subject.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Students who successfully complete this subject will: |
|Notes:||This capstone subject is compulsory and only available to students undertaking a major in Art History|
Bachelor of Arts |
Art History |
Art History Major
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