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ARHT3681: Fieldwork: Art and the City

2024 unit information

This unit takes students out of the classrooms and into major world cities to explore not only the history of architecture and public space but also the galleries, collections and artworks housed in the city. It offers a vital opportunity for students to learn with and from artworks, buildings, spaces and monuments in situ. Fieldwork may take place in Summer or Winter Intensive periods.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Art History

Code ARHT3681
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History or 6 credit points at 2000 level in Art History and CASF1001 and CASF1002
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Students know in depth the fabric and artworks of a major city
  • LO2. Students confident in interpreting and analyzing works of art in situ, museum spaces, and architectural and sculptural formations of the city
  • LO3. Students give fluent and persuasive group presentations ‘on site’ and in front of objects
  • LO4. Students Understand the deep importance of historical and geographical setting, and material composition, for the understanding of all works of visual art.
  • LO5. Students work together and individually to reflect on their experience and learning

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive January 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive July 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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