Australian Art, Architecture and Design

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Art, Architecture and Design

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Art History, Australian Culture, Pacific Studies, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to examine the impact of modernism upon the fields of visual art, architecture and design in Australia during the period between 1917 and 1967. It will also examine debates about modernism and provide a detailed historical background to the development of these three fields in Australia in response to the idea of modernism. It will build upon the background provided in units such as KVB102 Modernism and KVB103 Australian Art by providing more in-depth analysis of modernism in the Australian context. It will also develop the practical application of such principals in design exercises.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. show a sound understanding of the modern history of art, architecture and design in the Australian context;
    2. apply an ability to conduct archival research;
    3. display developed skills of visual and verbal/textual analysis;
    4. apply introductory exhibition design skills;
    5. show an ability to seek out, research and evaluate data pertinent to a more comprehensive understanding of Australian visual culture.

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