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ACV300 - Art Study Tour

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Offering information:

Commences Trimester 3 2013.

Enrolment modes:


Credit point(s):1

Trimester 3

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Marvell

Students must have completed 8 credit points of study with preference given to Visual Arts and Photography students who have completed either: Visual Arts - ACV101, ACT104, ACV102, ACV113 or Photography - ACM101, ACM102, and ACV110.  All students to seek permission from unit chair to enrol.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to  a study tour  unit when planning their course or major.

Contact hours:

A two week study tour (including travel): intensive mode. 7 Days - all day activities, 2 days – half day activities.


(i) Students will require sketch books, camera or portable digital devices that can photograph.

(ii) Access to cloud storage and/or social media is of benefit, but not required.

(iii) Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit focuses on an understanding of the early development of Modernism in our culture. It does this through the simultaneous study, in situ, of the works of the Impressionist Claude Monet, the Post-Impressionists Cezanne and Van Gogh and the world they inhabited and subsequently profoundly influenced.

The city of Paris is a key cultural touchstone, the centre of artistic and cultural production in the late 19th and early 20th century. Photographers Brassai and Man Ray explored the streets of Paris with their photography and many great artists produced their great works there. Students will explore this city and begin to understand the influence of environment on artistic and cultural production. Exploring the environments in which the Modernist artists pursued their practice will be an invaluable experiential learning experience for students.


Students will visit and learn from some of the greatest and most important galleries in the world, including the Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Musee Rodin, Musee de l’Orangerie and Musee Gustave Moreau. Students will also visit the environments in which artists produced their work such as Aix-en-Provence, and will produce their own artistic responses to the environment that helped to produce some of the greatest art of the 20th century.


Journal 20%, 800 words approx.

Journal 30% 1200 words equivalent.

Either a 2000 word essay or a creative response ‘artist’s book’ 50%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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