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This course presents an introduction to the arts of Japan, with a particular focus on the art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
This course introduces the history of visual art produced in Japan with a concentration on painting, architecture, sculpture, tea ceremony, ceramics and gardens. The course is presented in a chronological order, and the works under consideration are introduced through a variety of theories. The course begins with the history of Japanese art from pre-Buddhist times until the early 14th century, and thereafter the course concentrates on the art produced from the Muromachi period to the start of the Edo period.
At the end of the course students will be able to: 1. Identify and interpret major periods and trends in Japanese art history to c1650.2. Understand Japanese art movements to c1650 with respect to cultural ideologies and aesthetic theories.3. Apply appropriate methodology to discussion of aspects of Japanese art history.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 15 points at 100 level from ARTH, or60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts