Course Description

Course Name

Art and Theory

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

30 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

FIN1006F, FIN1009S, FIN2029F, and FIN2030S.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course considers the theor etical issues raised by visual artefacts, in particular the way in which the history of art, the historical study of images, has evolved as a subject since the beginning of the 20th century, and how this field relates to the practical one of art-museum management and curatorship. Some of the issues addressed include: the status of the art expert, authentication, forgery and artistic value, art and social context, private and public art collecting, and the social and artistic function of the art museum.

DP requirements: At least 80% attendance at tutorials and satisfactory completion of written assignments. Late essays penalised by 5% per day (including weekends).

Assessment: Semester coursework 50%; 2-hour examination 50%.

*Course content subject to change