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4. Short Course in Applied Art History  

 

In this Short Course a thematic approach to Art History is followed in order to introduce you to the discipline of Art History. Some key subject areas have been chosen for the five Modules that cuts across arthistorical periods and are relevant to contemporary art practice.

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FIVE modules and FIVE assignments are included. The assignments are not compulsory, but if you want to receive a certificate of completion for the Short Course, you have to complete TWO assignments.

  • You will receive a report on every assignment.

  • After registration you will receive a link to the study material which you have to work through. 

  • Several web links are included; please visit these and read through in order to maximise your learning experience.  

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COURSE FEE:  R2000-00/$116 

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Reduced course fee of R3600-00/$208 when you enrol for 2 Short Courses.

Individual Modules each: R400-00/$24

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Course material is online and not downloadable. When you have completed the course and assignment and would like to keep the course material it is available at R300.00/$18 per module in all Short Courses and the Certificate, except for the Professional Skills Short Course; all the study material of the 5 modules are available for R500.00/$29. Contact Elfriede at elfriede.dreyer@gmail.com in this regard.

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MODULE

Surviving as

an artist

Module 4.1: Art & Body

 

Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand the history and characteristics of figure painting, figurative and figural art, portraiture, as well as corporeality in art. 

Course Duration: There is a six-month limit to do the course after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:
The theme of art and body is a very broad theme that cuts across disciplines and art movements. This module looks at art and theory relating to figure painting;  the terms 'figurative' and 'figural' art; portraiture and 'corporeal' art.  The module falls in three parts: Part 1 provides an understanding of the different terminologies relating to art and the body. Part 2 looks at body and identity, portraiture and self-portraiture. Part 3 is concerned with corporeality in art.


What you will learn:

You will gain an understanding of figure painting in art, with its associated terminologies.

You will be able to distinguish different forms of rendering of the human body in art.

You will acquire thematic insight into the history of figure painting and other expressions of art and the body.

You will be able to bring contemporary corporeality in art in context with historical approaches to the body.

There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

Module 4.2: Art & Land

 

Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand the history and characteristics of the genre of landscape painting and the relationship of art to land. 

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:
The theme of art and land is a very broad theme that cuts across disciplines and art movements. This module looks at land and the sublime (Romanticism); landscape in Impressionism; land and history; land and society (Realism); land art; land and identity; land and mental space; land and memory; and land and eco-sentiment.


What you will learn:

You will gain an understanding of landscape rendering as genre.

You will acquire thematic insight into the history of landscape rendering and its different manifestations.

You will be able to place contemporary approaches to depiction of the land in context with the genre of landscape.

You will acquire an understanding of the different conceptual dimensions of landscape rendering.

There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

Module 4.3: Deconstruction

 

Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand the deconstructionist spirit that has invaded art production and conceptual content in contemporary art since the turn of the 20th century.

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:
Most of Postmodern art is characterised by a deconstructionist mindset so this course has wide application. In this module we consider deconstruction as a theory, a philosophy as well as an artmaking strategy. Aspects such as difference and intertextualisation are considered in theory and praxis. There is special focus on the international artist Anselm Kiefer and his deconstructionist approach to artmaking.


What you will learn:

You will gain a basic understanding of deconstruction as philosophy.

You will acquire insight into the application of deconstructionist thinking to art.

By way of the example of the work of  Anselm Kiefer you will be able to recognise the zeitgeist of deconstruction in many other artists' work.

There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

Module 4.4: Expressing the self

 

Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand Expressionism as one of the major art history movements of the 20th century, as well as its contemporary versions in New Expressionism.  

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

This module guides you to understand Expressionism as an arthistorical movement as a well as expressionism as a stylistic convention of expressing emotion and a human condition. Abstract Expressionism and New Expressionism receive specific attention. 


What you will learn:

You will gain a basic understanding of Expressionism as an arthistorical movement.

You will acquire insight into the spirit and style of expressionist thinking in art.

You will  gain insight into the various dimensions of expressing the self in art today.

There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY

Module 4.5: Writing About Art

 

Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to learn how to write about art and want to understand the different styles, conventions and content required.

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module has much reading to do, so it can actually take you much longer to complete.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

In this module we consider: Journalistic versus academic writing about art; Different formats, such as the exhibition review; the catalogue essay; the theoretical art essay/academic article on art; and the artist statement;  Various interpretational vantage points such as the biographical, comparative, historical, contextual and theoretical frameworks; Decoloniality as a theoretical framework; and Feminism as a theoretical framework. There is much additional reading included in this module, which serve as examples of good quality writing about art.


What you will learn:

You will gain an overview of the differences between formats in writing about art.

You will start to understand when writing is good and when not.

You will start to understand what is required from the writer in defined contexts.

You will gain a basic understanding of two theoretical frameworks that are prominent in African discourse, namely decoloniality and feminism.

There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.