Course Title: Great Cities of Visual Art

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Great Cities of Visual Art

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006


Hong Kong Arts Centre


340H Art


Offsh 1 10

Course Coordinator: Dr Sophia Errey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2371

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce students to the cultural histories and rich repositories of visual arts in major centres varied in both time and space. Cities will include Tenochtitlan/Mexico City, Athens, Rome, Florence, Paris, Kyoto and New York.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

To trace the evolution of the visual arts, including architecture, in key urban centres
To lead to an understanding of critical epochs in the evolution of world art
To elucidate the role of cities as foci of cultural activity
To explore issues in the production, trade and collection of art works

Overview of Learning Activities

Weekly hour-long lectures using a variety of visual material will be complemented by two-hour seminars during which students will be able to participate in discussion and present their own research material.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended research material will be supplied in the first class.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment modes will be varied to provide opportunities for diverse learning experiences.