ART HISTORIES 31S – Semester

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Soltero

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is open but English language skills are essential. Level 2 Art History is an advantage.

In Level 3 Art Histories students learn to draw together information from a wide range of research and present their ideas, views and opinions as a coherent whole. These skills are transferable to a variety of real world settings and can help students gain literacy and/or improve their literacy skills. 

This is an English rich subject exploring modern and contemporary art and culture, examining major artists and ideas in New Zealand and internationally from 1960's through to the present time. 

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In this course:

• Students produce 2 written submissions during the year in the form of transactional writing (i.e. these are not essays as such). Help is available for those who struggle with writing. 

• In class, students watch videos, discuss art and culture, read articles and research using both visual and written texts to support opinions.

• Main units (2 of the following): What is Art & What is its Value? - The Effect or Impact of Media and Processes on Art - Theory & Personal Responses to Artworks - Art in Context.

• UE Literacy credits are available in both Reading and Writing.

Future Possibilities

Related Arts fields (e.g. Museum or Gallery management), Tertiary Art History & Art Theory courses which complement degrees in the Humanities, Journalism, Marketing, Tourism, Law, Psychology and Philosophy. Art History at University is consistently regarded as a very popular subject.

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