University preparation: art history and film studies

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University preparation: art history and film studies

Classical Antiquity through to the 21st Century. There is a strong focus on the interpretation of individual art works, including painting, sculpture, photography, film and architecture. The course introduces key concepts of the discipline of Art History and Film Studies as well as developing some of the study skills necessary for general university study.

Before considering a University Preparation Course please review important information to determine if you are eligible for the Mature Age Entry Scheme and how to go about qualifying and applying.

Course Content
•Perfection of Form: The Body in Ancient Art
•The Power of Rome: From Republic to Empire
•Heaven on Earth: Medieval Art and Architecture
•Divine Visions: Art of the Italian Renaissance
•The Splendour of the Baroque: Caravaggio, Bernini and Rembrandt
•Playfulness and Power in the 18th Century: The Rococo and Enlightenment
•Revolution to Romanticism: Ideology and Art
•The Advent of Photography and its Early Masters
•Monet and the Impressionists
•Modernism: Early 20th Century Art Making
•The Early History of Film Making: From Slapstick to Sound
•Post-War Art: Pollock, Rauschenberg and Warhol
•The Golden Age of Hollywood
•Modern Architecture: Lutyens, Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier
•Great Masters of International Cinema
•20th Century Design: Interiors, Exteriors and Industrial
•Post-Modernism, Appropriation and Installation
•Art and Australia

Event Snapshot


  • Each wednesday between Wednesday 29 February and Wednesday 19 September from 10.30 to 12.30

25 sessions, 50 hours tota


University of Sydney, 65 Parramatta Rd Camperdown 2006 Venue details


Adult: $858

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Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney
02 9036 4789

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University of Sydney, 65 Parramatta Rd Camperdown 2006


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