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ARHT2632: Modern Australian Art and Cinema

This unit examines Australian art, cinema and popular imagery from 1880-1940, situating them within the global history of modernism and modernity. Themes include the landscape tradition, national identity, war, gender, and indigenous issues, with special focus on the Australian film industry.

Code ARHT2632
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
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

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of art and film in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Australia
  • LO2. identify and analyse modern Australian imagery and interpretation of its historical, cultural and stylistic significance, especially in relation to national identity
  • LO3. think both imaginatively and rationally about the visual arts through practical experience with material objects
  • LO4. critically appreciate the close integration of Australian art and film in the scholarly analysis of our own visual culture, and their part in the development of global modernism and modern culture generally
  • LO5. demonstrate confidence to speak and write effectively and persuasively about visual materials (both still and moving images).

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