ARTH111-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Contextualising Art: An Introduction to Art Theory

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

A study of theories of art through central texts, from the 18th century to the present day.

This course centres on key texts from the history of art theory, philosophy of art and aesthetics. It is designed as an introduction to art theory, as an ideal preparation for 200 and 300 level art theory papers, and to broaden and challenge students’ understanding of visual arts practice.    

(Image: "Fountain" by Marcel Duchamp. Photo by Alfred Stieglitz, licensed under public domain.)

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  •  Knowledge of general theoretical and philosophical ideas relating to the understanding of art and material culture
  •  Knowledge of the history of philosophical thinking about art and material culture
  •  Specialised knowledge of aspects of key ideas in the history of aesthetics and art theory
  •  Understanding of the key methodological and theoretical debates that have shaped the study of art history and material culture

    Transferable Skills:
  •  An ability to think critically in assessing and presenting ideas about art
  •  An ability to communicate clearly in both written and oral forms about philosophical ideas related to art
  •  Confidence in presenting ideas in oral and written forms
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Restrictions

ARTT101

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A7 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
2 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 612 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
3 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 612 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
4 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Karl Popper 612 23 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Richard Bullen

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 1 20% (800 words)
Essay 2 40% (1200 words)
Final Examination 40% 3 hours

Textbooks

There is no set text for this course. Weekly readings will be available through the ‘Learn’ site

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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