ART HISTORY 31S – Semester

ARH31S
Course Description

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.

Future Possibilities

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91484 v2 Art History 3.3 - Examine the relationship(s) between art and context
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91485 v2 Art History 3.4 - Examine the impact of media and processes on art works
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91487 v1 Art History 3.6 - Examine the different values placed on art works
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91488 v2 Art History 3.7 - Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

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