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The visual and cultural development of European art in the medieval period.

This paper looks at art produced in Western Europe from the emergence of Christian art and the anglo-saxon period to the Gothic period of the 13th and 14th centuries. It examines work in a variety of media, such as manuscripts, mosaics, monumental sculpture and the architecture of the Gothic cathedral. We will consider the significance of pilgrimage and the cult of relics, contemporary ideas about art and the development of architectural forms.

Paper title Medieval Art
Paper code ARTV203
Subject Art History and Visual Culture
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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18 100-level ARTH, ARTV or VISC points or 54 points
ARTH 212, ARTH 312, ARTV 303
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Dr Judith Collard
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, interdisciplinary perspective, scholarship, critical thinking, information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  • To introduce students to the broad range of art that was produced in the medieval period and to encourage them to develop a critical and discriminating appreciation of these art works
  • To encourage students to critique ideas about the function and nature of art in Western culture
  • To encourage the development of communication skills both in written form and verbally through both essay writing and the engagement with ideas and issues within the classroom

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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
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