ARTH 5214 - Studies in Modern Art

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

This course focuses on the origins of modern art in Paris and London, the meaning of 'modern' art and on the main modern art movements of the twentieth century including dadaism and surrealism, cubism, expressionism, futurism, constructivism, abstraction, abstract expressionism and the moments of decline in modern art: minimalism and conceptualism. Attention will also focus on the shift from Paris to New York as the cultural centre and how modern art was taken up in Australia. The course, via the online environment, will also be shaped around works in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 5214
    Course Studies in Modern Art
    Coordinating Unit Art History
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to ProCertArtHist, GradCertArtHist, GradDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(Cur&MuseumSt) students only
    Course Description This course focuses on the origins of modern art in Paris and London, the meaning of 'modern' art and on the main modern art movements of the twentieth century including dadaism and surrealism, cubism, expressionism, futurism, constructivism, abstraction, abstract expressionism and the moments of decline in modern art: minimalism and conceptualism. Attention will also focus on the shift from Paris to New York as the cultural centre and how modern art was taken up in Australia. The course, via the online environment, will also be shaped around works in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Catherine Speck

    catherine.speck@adelaide.edu.au

    Napier 313

    phone: 8313 5746
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes


    Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
    1. have knowledge of a range of art historical periods, styles and interpretative contexts relevant to Modern Art;
    2. synthesise different research approaches and evaluate scholarly perspectives to formulate informed and independent conclusions about art, societies and cultures;
    3. develop a range of approaches to understanding art;
    4. understand specialised art historical terminology and methods and theories;
    5. demonstrate competent visual analysis skills;
    6. discuss the significance of art not only in terms of aesthetics, but also as a useful way to construct arguments, articulate key ideas clearly and communicate intelligibly in written and oral forms of expression;
    7. demonstrate effective research sills using library and other information sources in order to define areas of inquiry for the preparation of essays;
    8. listen effectively and respectfully to the viewpoints of others;
    9. participate actively in a cooperative learning environment in tutorial activities and discussions.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
      · Course Handbook – distributed at the first tutorial
    · Course Reader – available from the Image and Copy Centre
    Recommended Resources
    · Recommended text (available at the Art Gallery of South Australia bookshop)

    Harrison, C. Movements in Modern Art, Tate Gallery, London, 1998.

    Stangos, N. (ed) Concepts of Modern Art: From Fauvism to Postmodernism, Thames and Hudson, London, 1994.

    Meecham, P. and Sheldon, J. Modern Art: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, London, 2000.

    Highly recommended
    Hughes, R. The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change, Thames & Hudson, London, 1992




    · Lecture and tutorial images (on PowerPoint)
    · Barr Smith Library Resource Guide:
    http://www.adelaide.edu.au/library/guide/hum/history/art.html
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Small group problem solving activities take place in both the Art Gallery and university tutorials
  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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