Art History

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Art History

Major

A major in Art History requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 18 credit points of 3000-level selective units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units

Minor

A minor in Art History requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core or selective units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

1000-level units of study

Core

ARHT1001
Style and Substance: Introducing Art History
6      Semester 1
ARHT1002
Shock of the Now: Global Art since 1900
6      Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
ARHT2680
Why Art Matters
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major
Semester 2
Selective
ARHT2602
Romanticism and Visual Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P ARHT1001 and ARHT1002
Semester 1
ARHT2611
Art and Experience in Renaissance Italy

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Art History major
Semester 2
ARHT2614
Pollock to Psychedelia
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2616
High Renaissance Art

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2016
Semester 2
ARHT2618
French Art, Salon to Cezanne

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2018
Semester 2
ARHT2632
Modern Australian Art and Cinema
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2032
Semester 1
ARHT2636
Contemporary Indigenous Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies
N ARHT2036
Semester 1
ARHT2640
Contemporary Asian Art
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2040
Semester 2
ARHT2645
Arts in Imperial China

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2671
Art, Travel, Empires
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2071
Semester 2
ARHT2674
Fashion and Dress: Past and Present
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT2675
Fieldwork: Art at the Gallery

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies


Taught as a three-hour block. To meet the agreement we have established with our industry partner, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, this unit will be taught as a three-hour block. This structure allows us to engage in focused and extended object-based learning activities, the logistics and pedagogy of which require an extended block of time. Teaching in a three hour block means less disruption to the gallery's schedule.
Semester 2
ARHT2676
Planetary Art: Nature, Ecology, Environment

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT2677
Art, Memory, and Identity

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT2678
Islamic Art and Architecture
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Selective
ARHT3610
Art in the Age of Giotto
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2610
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT3617
British Art and Empire

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2617
Semester 2
ARHT3633
Contemporary Australian Art and Film
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2633
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT3637
Colonial Art in the Antipodes
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2637
Semester 2
ARHT3646
Modern Art in East Asia
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Asian Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT2646
Semester 1
ARHT3662
On Photography and the Wretched Screen
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
N ARHT2662
Semester 2
ARHT3663
Gender and Sexuality in Asian Art History

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 1
ARHT3672
Fieldwork: Art and the City
12    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Intensive July
ARHT3673
Art and the Aesthetics of the Everyday
6      Semester 1
ARHT3674
Objects and Problems: Old Regime Europe

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History Major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
Semester 2
ARHT3675
Objects and Problems at Chau Chak Wing Museum

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 cred points at 2000 level in the Art History major
Semester 2
ARHT3678
Arts of the Book in the Islamic World
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History
Semester 1
ARIN3630
Digital Arts
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Design Computing
N ARIN2630
Semester 2
FILM3000
Cinematic Transformations
6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Film Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Critical Studies
N ARHT3601
Semester 2
FILM3001
Cinematic Time
6    P 12 credits at 2000 level in the Film Studies major or 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Art History major
N ARHT3676
Semester 2

Interdisciplinary Project unit of study

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
ARHT3999
Interdisciplinary Impact
6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major
Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
ARHT3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2