12 Art History

12AHH
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Murphy

Art History is a really interesting and fun way to investigate the impact and effect of historical and cultural change through art. Students will look at, read about and discuss art works, ideas and history in class, engaging with the philosophical, economic, political, religious and social contexts that have shaped culture.

The Level 2 Art History course focuses on art in 19th Century Europe and in particular France. We start the course looking at the reign of the French Kings at Versailles and then onto the French Revolution. We investigate how changing art styles show the changes in thinking and society that develop from the French Revolution up until the development of modern, industrialised society in the late 19th Century. The course covers the development of modernist art from Neoclassical and Romantic art through to Realist, Impressionist and Post Impressionist art.

Writing is a key method of assessment in the course. Students will work to develop their vocabulary, paragraph and essay writing skills through the class tasks and discussions, course readers and written assessments.

Art History will support any future career, by developing analysis and critical thinking skills, writing, literacy and discussion skills in students.

There will be two internal assessments and three external examination papers.



Course Overview

Term 1
Overview of Art from Classical to the 19th Century.
The Bourbon Kings - Louis XVIth and Versailles.
Marie Antoinette and The French Revolution.
The Enlightenment in France. Portraiture.

Art Movements: Neoclassicism and Romanticism,

Internal Assessment: 2.5 Communicate Understanding about an Art History Topic (Research Assignment)

Term 2
A Changing Society: 1830 Revolution, Industrialisation, The Rise of the Middle Class and Capitalism, Political and Social Change, Paris: The Modern City

Art Movements: Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism

Internal Assessment 2.4 Examine the use of media in art works

Term 3
Modern Paris, The Eiffel Tower and World Expositions. The Belle Epoque.

Art Movements: Impressionism and Post Impressionism

Revision for External Exams.

Term 4
Revision for External Exams.

Pathway

13 Art History Modern, 13 Art History Renaissance

The visual, written, discussion and critical thinking skills learnt in Art History will assist with careers in Law, Media, Advertising, Film, Architecture, Journalism, Museum Studies, Writing, Art, Advertising and Marketing, PR, Design, Fashion, Music and Photography. Art History is a component of any Art, Design or Humanities degree course or can be studied as a subject at University.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$30 for printed booklets.


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 English is preferable.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91180 v2 Art History 2.1 - Examine the effects of formal elements of art works
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91181 v3 Art History 2.2 - Examine the meanings conveyed by art works
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91182 v2 Art History 2.3 - Examine the influence of context(s) on art works
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91184 v2 Art History 2.5 - Communicate understanding of an art history topic
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91185 v2 Art History 2.6 - Communicate a considered personal response to art works
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Film, Journalism, Art, Design, Curating, Museum Studies, Architecture, Advertising, Law, Fashion and Photography


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