ART HISTORY 31S – Semester
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Soltero
Art History is an English rich subject exploring modern and contemporary art and culture, examining the major art periods and ideas from 1960's through to the present time.
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In this course:
• Students produce 2 written submissions during the year in the form of transactional writing (i.e. these are not essays as such). Help is available for those who struggle with writing.
• In class students watch videos, discuss art and culture, read articles and research using both visual and written texts to support opinions.
• Units in the first semester: What is Art & What is its Value? - The Impact of Media and Processes on Art.
• Units in the second semester: Theory in Art - Art in Context.
Assessment: Two standards are completed in each semester fro a total of 8 credits. Students in Semester 1 can opt into the external exam in November.
• UE Literacy credits are available in Reading and, with the optional exam, in Writing.
Related Arts fields (e.g. Museum or Gallery management), Tertiary Art History & Art Theory courses which complement degrees in the Humanities, Journalism, Marketing, Tourism, Law and Psychology, Philosophy. Art History at University is consistently regarded as a very popular subject.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is open but English language skills are essential. Level 2 Art History is an advantage.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.