ART: History+Theory+Cultures



Please ensure you have enrolled in the ART: History+Theory+Cultures course in enrolment online before proceeding with preferencing.

(Note: There is a separate page for Fine Art Studio classes and a separate page for Workshop classes.)

The ART: History+Theory+Cultures classes will be for both first and second year students and will be offered under the following course codes:

ART2: History+Theory+Cultures HUSO 2401 (1st year)
ART3: History+Theory+Cultures HUSO 2403 (2nd year)

For year 2 students if you you would like to take one of these classes, you would need to have completed your university elective course in Semester 1.

Please check your student email for details about how to preference for Semester 2.

Please find link to the course guide HUSO2401 or HUSO2403.

Please find the ballot forms here:

Art History Theory and Cultures

Balloting closes at 4pm (AEST) on Friday 4th June.

The ballot is NOT based on a ‘first in best dressed’ process – you have until the closing time to submit the form, which you can only submit ONCE.

If you miss the preferencing deadline (Friday 4th June), we will contact you to request your preference as a late allocation (based on availability). You will then be able to view your allocation via myTimetable from 7th July.

IMPORTANT – You must not repeat any class in your preference lists. Every effort will be made to place you in your first preference classes. In addition, you must not repeat a class you have already completed.

To graduate from the  BP201P16 program you must successfully complete four Art: History+Theory+Cultures courses

Please note: although we would like to offer all of the Art: History+Theory+Cultures options below, classes are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.


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Semester 2, 2021
ART: History+Theory+Cultures



    Art, Society and Politics

    BANKSY, GIRL WITH BALLOON (2002), STENCILED MURAL FORMERLY ON WATERLOO BRIDGE IN LONDON. SOURCE: BANKSY.CO.UK

    Art, Society & Politics


    • TBC
    • TBC
    • Mondays – 1hr online lecture followed by a 2hr face to face seminar class see below
    • Blended delivery
    • Open to art & photography students

    In this class you will focus on the relationship between art and its social and political context. You will examine different ideas and approaches to the social and political context of art through select examples and histories provided in lectures and seminars. These will provide you with strong and diverse cultural, theoretical and historical contexts. The emphasis is on critically engaging and debating the continually changing ideas about art. This class is designed to provide you with a critical foundation and specialised context for your studio practice and to expand your experience, thinking, research and discussion of art. Topics to be covered in this class include: questions of authorship and originality; feminism; queer practices; cultural diversity and identity politics; Indigenous Australian artists and Sovereignty; the artist and the market; collaborative practices; participatory and socially engaged art practices; and political art and activism.

    1. 10:30am-12:30pm (On Campus)
    2. 11:30am-1:30pm (On Campus)
    3. 12:30-2:30pm (On Campus)
    4. 1:30-3:30pm (On Campus)
    5. 2:30-4:30pm (On Campus)
    6. 3:30-5:30pm (On Campus)
    7. 11:30-1:30pm (Online via Collaborate Ultra for International Overseas students)

    Brook Andrew, The Cell, 2017, The Substation, Source: https://concreteplayground.com/melbourne/  event/brook-andrew-the-cell-2

    Modernisms


    • Kristen Sharp
    • TBC
    • Mondays – 1hr online lecture followed by a 2hr face to face seminar class see below
    • Blended delivery
    • Open to art & photography students

    In this class you will be introduced to key developments, terms and concepts of modernism and their relevant cultural and historical contexts, with reference to issues that are central to practices and ideas in contemporary art. It focuses on the ways in which modernism challenges ideologies and institutions of art, including how artists critique modernism itself. Key topics will include: the avant-garde, industrialisation, abstraction, originality and reproduction, aesthetics and formalism, the ready-made, materiality and process, representation and identity. Material will be drawn from diverse practices from art, craft and design. This class is designed to provide you with a critical foundation and specialised context for your studio practice and to expand your experience, thinking, research and discussion of art.

    1. 10:30am-12:30pm (On Campus)
    2. 11:30am-1:30pm (On Campus)
    3. 12:30-2:30pm (On Campus)
    4. 1:30-3:30pm (On Campus)
    5. 2:30-4:30pm (On Campus)
    6. 3:30-5:30pm (On Campus)
    7. 3:30-5:30pm (Online via Collaborate Ultra for International Overseas students)