- 2018

Undergraduate

Specialisation

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Offered by

Department of Fine Arts

Location

Caulfield

The study of art history and theory involves the understanding and analysis of visual culture. Artistic practice is analysed through the lens of cultural theory, political ideology, social change or historical contexts, and considered in relation to other art. In undertaking art history and theory units, students examine a broad range of mediums and movements, from painting to post-modernism. They develop the critical analysis and writing skills that art critics, historians and curators use to create exhibition reviews, catalogue essays, curatorial statements and artist's statements. Art history and theory units help students gain the knowledge used by curators to develop exhibitions.

Relevant courses

Bachelors

Single degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • F2003 Bachelor of Fine Art

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Art component in the following double degrees:

  • A2005 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art
  • F2007 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Business
  • F2006 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Information Technology