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Critical and Theoretical Studies 1 (FINA10026)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeFINA10026
Semester 1
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This subject introduces students to the language and methods for critically describing works of art, using examples from the past and present.
This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to:

• provide a clear, basic knowledge and understanding of certain key historical moments and works of art and their contexts;

• familiarise students with terminology used in the critical understanding of art at a tertiary level;

• introduce students to methods of study appropriate at a tertiary level.

Generic skills

On completing this subject students will be able to:

• comprehend the descriptive and theoretical vocabulary used in contemporary art criticism and art historical studies.

• recognize methods and objectives of argument in art criticism and art history.

Last updated: 10 August 2019