Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total expected time commitment is 102-hours across the semester, including class time.
Completion of 37.5 pts of level two subjects in Art History and enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts or Graduate Diploma in Arts (Art History). Bachelor of Arts students should endeavour to take the capstone subject in their final semester of study after completion of 25 pts of 3rd year.
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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 Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Anthony White
Dr Anthony White
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.
On completion of the subject students should have:
A 2000 word exercise 50% (due during the semester) and a 2000 word take-home examination 50% (due during the examination period). This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 75% attendance and regular participation in tutorials. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Students who successfully complete this subject will:
This capstone subject is compulsory and only available to students undertaking a major in Art History or the Graduate Diploma in Art (Art History).
Bachelor of Arts |
Art History |
Art History Major
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