Visual Arts

This course leads to L3AHS

Art History is a subject which allows you to understand the essence of society’s ideas and priorities through unravelling how this is mirrored in the lives and artworks of artists. The topic of study for this course is “Towards Modernism” which covers 19th Century Art in France. This was a time of dramatic social and political change in world history brought on by the Age of Enlightenment, French Revolutions and the Industrial Age. Art movements from Neo-Classicism to Post Impressionism are studied to unravel artists’ ideas and views as a reflection of life in this rapidly changing and tumultuous world. Study in Art History is complementary to other subjects such as History and Classics and does not need to be taken in conjunction with Practical Art. It is however a valuable subject for Visual Art students and is especially beneficial to those students interested in studying Art, Design or Architecture at a Tertiary level. Students choosing this course must show an ability to respond to teacher led research and written tasks in the classroom and the ability to work independently. This course requires strong analytical and literacy skills.

Teacher in charge -
Mrs Liese Strong

students in this course will be working towards

12 credits that are internally assessed and 12 credits that are externally assessed Course endorsement is possible in L2 Art History 24 credits towards Level 1 Literacy 12R, 12B credits to UE literacy (R/W/B) This course leads to a university approved course