Major - Art History and Cinema Studies

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1005.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The Art History and Cinema Studies area is intended to introduce students to the broad tenets of art history and cinema studies. Program units examine aspects of art history and visual culture from the Renaissance to the present day and topics in film history and theory. In particular, units are offered that cover key aspects of European and Australian art and architecture, art theory, photography, Australian and Asian cinema, museum studies, and digital media. Themes and topics within these units include: the development of the avant-garde, aesthetics, modernism and postmodernism in the visual arts, cinema and gender, national cinema, and the creation of art audiences.

Major Structure

Students completing a major in Art History and Cinema Studies must complete the Level 1 unit:

101004 From Renaissance to Impressionism

Students may also select the following Level 1 unit:

100846 Analytical Reading and Writing

Students may also select the following Level 3 unit:

400087 Applied Critical Methods

Students must also complete no less than six units from the following list of Level 2 and 3 units:

Level 2 and 3 Units

Note: Not all units listed will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

101295 Aesthetics
100245 Asian Cinema
10400 Aspects of Early Modern Art
101248 Australian Art 1
100959 Australian Art II
100989 Cinema and Realism
100990 Cinema, Culture, Memory
101250 Digital Futures
100256 Film and Affect
10157 History and Theory of the Avant-Garde
100961 Humanities Internship
100964 Introduction to Film Studies
VP214A Masculinity and Cinema
101001 Modernity and Cinema
101002 Multimedia Authoring
101410 Photo-Textual Histories
101253 Public Memory and Commemoration
101254 The Animated Image: Histories and Theories
10371 The Art Museum - from the Prince to the Public
100890 The Art of Landscape
101266 The Art of Modern Life
101411 Theories of Representation
10158 Writings on Art

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