Level 3 Art History

13ARH
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Darling

Art History is suitable for Year 13 students who are interested in engaging with visual culture, and who wish to develop their skills in analysis and appreciation of art and aesthetics.  Students will learn to apply historical understandings and knowledge to their contemporary and dynamic visual world.

Students will learn important skills such as discussion, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation which transfer beyond the content of the discipline into their immediate visual environment and into a wider cultural and social context. Art History teaches students different ways of thinking, questioning, and asserting their ideas and values.  It sparks curiosity, demands intellectual rigour and prepares students for further academic or tertiary study.

Art History enhances our visual experiences of the world as viewers and participants, within a framework, by applying methodologies that enable us to transfer new knowledge to our own sphere.