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ACV300 - Art Study Tour: Foundations of Modernism

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 2014 Study Tour

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Marvell

Students must have completed 8 credit points of study including either two of the following Visual Arts units ACV101, ACT104, ACV102, ACV113 or two of the following Photography units - 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.



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Contact hours:

A two week study tour: intensive mode. 10 x 8 contact hours 


(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) You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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.


Research project proposal, 800 words, 20%

Journal, 1200 words equivalent, 30% 

Either:  A 2000 word essay or a creative response 'artist 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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