This introduction to Renaissance art questions the traditional geographical and social boundaries of this subject – one of the most traditional in the art history discipline – in line with contemporary developments in academic research.
Allow approximately 15-20 hours study time per week for each 60 credit course. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Cost2019NZ students $2,202 + $60 annual administration fee
International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
Instead of focusing on the Italian peninsula and Florence in particular (the tendency for most histories of Renaissance art c.1420-1520), this course ventures to England, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Crete.
It explores the diversity of artistic practice during the Renaissance, including art forms such as prints, tapestries, manuscripts, painting, sculpture and architecture. It is based on a course from the Open University UK.
Note: This course replaces 74305 Culture and Identities.
When you have completed your study of this course you should be able to
- demonstrate systematic and critical knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the art-historical period of the Renaissance (c.1420–c.1520)
- demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of specialist areas of Renaissance art
- demonstrate awareness of current thinking and developments in relation to key issues of the Renaissance
- describe, analyse and compare works of visual art
- demonstrate skills of researching resources and developing arguments relating to Renaissance visual culture.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: