HART3203 (Inter)national History of Art Study Tour

6 points

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Not available in 2021Overseas or interstateFace to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the History of Art major sequence
This unit is taught in international and national cities, which have included artistic capitals such as Paris and Rome. While the city in which this unit is offered will vary from year to year, students will draw on the unique social, geographical and cultural contexts of those environments to develop their understanding of art and architectural history. Through immersive, on-site learning students engage with art in original contexts and have the opportunity to investigate visual and spatial concepts through direct experience. By visiting world-class museums, including The Louvre and Vatican, among many others, students further enhance their understanding of art objects through a close study of curatorial practices and museology.
Students are able to (1) critically reflect on how art and architecture mediate social and cultural meaning
; (2) address issues of display, dissemination and museology in interpreting art and architecture on site; (3) synthesise visual, aesthetic and spatial analyses into broader discourses of art and architectural history; (4) apply principles of argument in art historical and architectural discourses; (5) apply appropriate research techniques in art and architectural historiography to the direct study of objects and space on site; and (6) engage critically with pertinent texts to make historic and theoretical arguments.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral assessment; (2) written assignment; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Clarissa Ball
Unit rules
At least one level 2 unit from the History of Art major sequence or ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Art and Architecture
Students may not be able to complete this unit if they have already completed HART2042/3042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City and/or HART2283/3283 Rome.
Approved quota: 30—places are allocated based on academic merit and year of study (i.e. a Level 3 student is given precedence over a Level 2 student who can re-apply the following year).
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Overseas or interstate field trip (estimated cost - 4,740 AUD)
(2) Entrance fees to museums and monuments (estimated cost - 260 AUD).
Contact hours
Taught intensively interstate or overseas for a 2-3 week period
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