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Twelve hours a week throughout the year.

Prerequisite: Industrial Design C or Communication Design C or Environmental Design C.


A further examination of sociological aspects of design, community needs, and design education takes place through tutorials, field work, and individual research and practical projects.


Baynes, K (ed) Attitudes in Design Education London: Lund Humphries 1969

Beakley, G C & Chilton, E G Design Serving the Needs of Man New York: Macmillan 1974 Green, P Design Education London: Batsford 1974

Reading lists outlining additional references are distributed throughout the year.


Determined by class participation and the presentation of selected projects at the completion of the subject.

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FINE ARTS A (FAA00) 6 points

One 1-hour lecture and two 1-hour tutorials a week throughout the year.

Special Requirement

Students are required to attend the lecture program and participate in tutorials.

Prerequisite: Nil.


This subject provides a general survey of art movements, mainly in the Western world, from antiquity to the rise of contemporary art The cultural milieu of the periods presented will be studied in conjunction with the varied manifestations of the visual arts. An indication of some of the themes which may be covered in the subject is given below.

Area A

li) Prehistory and the Beginning of Civilisation.

(ii) The Evolution of Greek and Roman Culture up to 312AD.

Area B — Christian Art to 1400AD.

Area C — Art from the Proto-Renaissance to 1600.

Area D — European Art styles 1600 to circa 1874.


Berger, J Ways of Seeing Middlesex: Penguin 1975

Fleming. W Arts and Ideas New 8 Brief edn New York: Holt-Rinehart 1974 Holt, E A Documentary History of Art 3 vols New York: Doubleday Anchor 1957 Pevsner, N An Outline of European Architecture Ringwood: Penguin 1972 Reading lists outlining references will be provided at the beginning of the year.

FINE ARTS B (FABOO) 6 points

One 1-hour lecture and two 1-hour tutorials a week throughout the year.

Special Requirement

Students are required to attend the lecture program and to participate in tutorials throughout the year.


The subject introduces the student to a range of relevant art and ideas from at least two of the following areas: Modern Art, Australian Art, and Asian Art. In these studies, emphasis Is placed upon schools of thought and their interrelationships rather than upon a strict historical chronology of art movements. An indication of some of the topics which may be covered In the subject is given below.

Area E — Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Developments in the Mainstream of European and American Art.

Area F — The Arts in Australia from the Beginnings of the Colony to the Present Day.

Area G — Early Asian art and ideas.

Texts Area E:

Gauss, C E The Aesthetic Theories of French Artists from Realism to Surrealism Baltimore: Johns Hopkins 1970

Hamilton. G Painting 8 Sculpture in Europe 1880-1940 Harmondsworth: Penguin 1967 Richardson. A 8 Stangos. N leds) Concepts of Modern Art Harmondsworth: Penguin 1973 Area F:

Smith. B Australian Painting 1788-1970 Melbourne: OUP 1971 Area G:

Lee, S History of Far Eastern Art London: Thames & Hudson 1967

Reading lists outlining references will be provided at the beginning of the year.

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Assessment is progressive and is based on the following: two tutorial presentations, one research assignment, and one tutorial test. Some students may be required to present for a three-hour final examination.

FINE ARTS C (FAC00) 6 points

One 3-hour class a week throughout the year.

Prerequisite: A creditable standard achieved in Fine Arts A or Fine Arts B.


The subject is divided into two sections, both of which must be taken. The subject offers a detaied spectrum of ideas and issues relevant to an understanding of Recent Art and its developments.

Areas of investigation include: Manifestos, Techniques, Historiography, Influences, Literature, Psychology, Feminism, Abstraction, Theology and Primitivism.

Section 1:

Surrealism: A study of the movement, works, literature, issues, meanings and influence.

Section 2:

Any two of the following may be offered; students may choose one only.

Asian Art and Culture Aboriginal Art and Culture Women's imagery and the Arts Rise of abstraction in Australian Art.

Preliminary Reading

Balakian, A Literary Origins of Surrealism New York: New York Univ Press 1966 Breton, S Manifestos of Surrealism Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan Press 1971

Matthews, J H An Introduction to Surrealism University Park: Penns State Uni Press 1965 Walberg, P Surrealism London: Thames & Hudson 1965

A comprehensive booklist is available from the Department of Art and Design.


Based on one 3,000 word essay, one seminar presentatic- and one visual test.

FINE ARTS D1 (FAD01) 12 points

Thesis Course

Three hours a week throughout the year.

Special Requirement

Students are required to attend seminars or interviews.

Prerequisite: Intending students for this subject should have shown an aptitude for research in Fine Arts.


The subject aims to allow students the opportunity to research an acceptable topic or area and to present a thesis or written material in support of their work. The Thesis or Research Project should avoid plagiarism, purely descriptive accounts and compilation of previously consulted works, and instead should focus upon a well documented, well directed coherently argued case.

Students are required to select an approved topic and to progress with research, unhampered by formal lecture or tutorial commitments. Occasional reports and/or interviews are necessary in the development of the Thesis or Research Project.


Anderson, D P Thesis and Assignment Writing Milton (Old): Wiley 1970 La Nauze, J A Presentation of Historical Theses Melbourne: MUP 1972.

Teitelbaum, H How To Write Theses - A Guide to the Research Paper New York: Monarch Press 1966

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Based on the submission of one 10,000 word Thesis or an equivalent Research Project.

FINE ARTS D2 (FAD02) 12 points