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SRA143 - Art and Society

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ursula De Jong





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


This unit focuses upon the history and theory of architecture, painting and sculpture. It considers developments of form, technique and iconography deriving from different cultures and includes: the beginnings of building in the landscape, early settlements and monuments for ritual celebration, expressions of order, authority and power, figurative, symbolic and abstract representation, space and sacred geometry, conventions and innovations affecting style, canons of beauty and idealism, anthropomorphism, secularism and sensuality, patterns of appropriation. It elucidates shared attitudes, forms and ideas and celebrates difference.


Journal 35%, group class presentation 40%, 1250 word essay 25%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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