UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Matthew Siddall

My studies at UWA have led me to galleries and museums all over Perth, where I was able to meet arts practitioners and curators in the local arts and culture industries. These experiences have given me confidence to explore my desired career options. The classes are headed by passionate teachers who have ultimately made studying the History of Art major an enjoyable experience.

History of Art major

Art is not a singular entity, but changes in time and space as cultures, that produce it, change. The History of Art major introduces you to art within the whole spectrum of our visual experience. It encompasses studies in visual arts, literature, film and new media, architecture, landscape architecture and the impact of other art and design practice on the history of cultures. Learning to experience aesthetic pleasure through emotional intuition and intellectual learning is an essential means of exploring the serious issues of past and present cultures from many parts of the world including Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) analyse and interpret with reasonable competence a range of images, texts and items of visual culture and their social, political, economic, religious or aesthetic contexts; (2) understand the key concepts, theories and methodologies of the discipline of Art History, and apply them to the study of art; (3) show a good general knowledge of several periods in the history of art as well as more detailed knowledge of particular subject areas studied in the major; (4) communicate by reasoned argument in written texts and general discussion the ideas and approaches of the discipline; (5) undertake independent research in the discipline of Art History; (6) understand the significance of the visual arts and complex images in the construction of identities, ideologies, social formations and our place in the world; and (7) understand the key contemporary issues of the discipline and their relevance to the study of art of diverse periods and cultures.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

History of Art can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

History of Art is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HART1000 Great Moments in Art Incompatibility: VISA1000 Great Moments in Art
S2 HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art None

Level 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HART2041 The Art of Photography Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
SS HART2042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art or ARCT1010 Drawing History or LACH1010 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture or LACH1020 The Culture of Nature
Incompatibility: HART3042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City
N/A HART2043 Looking East: Envisioning the Orient in Western Art Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
N/A HART2201 The Art of Modern Life Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
N/A HART2202 Art as Politics: The Rise of Realism in the Nineteenth Century Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
S1 HART2207 Caravaggio and the Baroque Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2207 Art of the Counter-Reformation
N/A HART2222 Contemporary Art Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2222 Contemporary Art
S2 HART2223 Modernism and the Visual Arts Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2223 Modernism and the Visual Arts
N/A HART2237 Nineteenth-Century British Art Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (formerly VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (formerly VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2237 Nineteenth-Century British Art
N/A HART2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
S2 HART2275 Italian Renaissance Art Now Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2275 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
N/A HART2283 Rome Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2283 Rome

Level 3

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 HART3330 Art Theory Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA3330 Art Theory
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A HART3040 Breaking Art Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: HART2040 Breaking Art
SS HART3042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence or ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Art and Architecture
Incompatibility: HART2042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City
S2 HART3276 Prints from Dürer to Toulouse-Lautrec Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2276 The Art of Printmaking: a Cultural History, HART2276 Prints from Dürer to Toulouse-Lautrec
N/A HART3301 The Art of Manet and His Circle Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major
N/A HART3302 Michelangelo Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
S1 HART3331 Visual Culture and Art in America: 1900–2000 Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2248 American Visual Culture; VISA3331 Special Unit: Visual Culture and Art in America: 1900–2000
N/A HART3333 Picturing the Self: Portraiture in Nineteenth-century Europe Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA3333 Special Unit: The Shifting Subject: Portraiture in Nineteenth-century Europe
S1 HART3361 The Dutch Golden Age and the Art of Exploration Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence OR MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Incompatibility: VISA2208 Art of the Reformation VISA3320 Art of the Reformation VISA3361 The Dutch Golden Age and the Art of Exploration
N/A HART3371 The Northern Renaissance Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2297 Special Unit: Studies in the Renaissance, VISA3371 The Northern Renaissance
N/A HART3375 Twenty-first-century Art Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2265 Twenty-first-century Art, VISA3375 Twenty-first-century Art
S1 HART3666 Australian and Aboriginal Art Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2266 Aboriginal Contemporary Art, VISA3300 Australian Art, HART2266 Aboriginal Contemporary Art, HART3300 Australian Art, HART2666 Australian and Aboriginal Art

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the History of Art degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-HYART (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the History of Art degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-HYART-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

History of Art can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

History of Art can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The History of Art second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HART1000 Great Moments in Art Incompatibility: VISA1000 Great Moments in Art
S2 HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art None

Level 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HART2041 The Art of Photography Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
SS HART2042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art or ARCT1010 Drawing History or LACH1010 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture or LACH1020 The Culture of Nature
Incompatibility: HART3042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City
N/A HART2043 Looking East: Envisioning the Orient in Western Art Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
N/A HART2201 The Art of Modern Life Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
N/A HART2202 Art as Politics: The Rise of Realism in the Nineteenth Century Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
S1 HART2207 Caravaggio and the Baroque Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2207 Art of the Counter-Reformation
N/A HART2222 Contemporary Art Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2222 Contemporary Art
S2 HART2223 Modernism and the Visual Arts Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2223 Modernism and the Visual Arts
N/A HART2237 Nineteenth-Century British Art Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (formerly VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (formerly VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2237 Nineteenth-Century British Art
N/A HART2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
S2 HART2275 Italian Renaissance Art Now Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2275 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
N/A HART2283 Rome Prerequisites: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (previously VISA1000) or HART1001 Art, Technology and Society (previously VISA1001) or HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Incompatibility: VISA2283 Rome

Level 3

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 HART3330 Art Theory Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA3330 Art Theory
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A HART3040 Breaking Art Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: HART2040 Breaking Art
SS HART3042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence or ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Art and Architecture
Incompatibility: HART2042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City
S2 HART3276 Prints from Dürer to Toulouse-Lautrec Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2276 The Art of Printmaking: a Cultural History, HART2276 Prints from Dürer to Toulouse-Lautrec
N/A HART3301 The Art of Manet and His Circle Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major
N/A HART3302 Michelangelo Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
S1 HART3331 Visual Culture and Art in America: 1900–2000 Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2248 American Visual Culture; VISA3331 Special Unit: Visual Culture and Art in America: 1900–2000
N/A HART3333 Picturing the Self: Portraiture in Nineteenth-century Europe Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA3333 Special Unit: The Shifting Subject: Portraiture in Nineteenth-century Europe
S1 HART3361 The Dutch Golden Age and the Art of Exploration Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence OR MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Incompatibility: VISA2208 Art of the Reformation VISA3320 Art of the Reformation VISA3361 The Dutch Golden Age and the Art of Exploration
N/A HART3371 The Northern Renaissance Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2297 Special Unit: Studies in the Renaissance, VISA3371 The Northern Renaissance
N/A HART3375 Twenty-first-century Art Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2265 Twenty-first-century Art, VISA3375 Twenty-first-century Art
S1 HART3666 Australian and Aboriginal Art Prerequisites: at least one Level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence
Incompatibility: VISA2266 Aboriginal Contemporary Art, VISA3300 Australian Art, HART2266 Aboriginal Contemporary Art, HART3300 Australian Art, HART2666 Australian and Aboriginal Art

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how History of Art can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-HYART (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

History of Art can also be taken as a degree-specific major.