Course Description

Course Name

Art Narratives: Traditions and Tensions

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

FIN1006F and FIN1009S.

Taught In English

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


This course considers Western theories of art and aesthetics operating in contemporary art, with a significant focus on Africa. We explore the tensions and continuities between different perspectives on art practice and theor
y, including new art historical narratives, the discourses of feminism, social theory and postcoloniality in a global context. Students will build skills in visual analysis, critical thinking and writing about art and visual imagery as well as approaches to visual and textual research.

DP requirements: At least 80% attendance of tutorials and satisfactory completion of 2 assignments per semester. Late essays penalis ed by 5% per day (including weekends).

*Course content subject to change