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Curtin University, in partnership with Open Universities Australia, has developed this unit in Art and the Environment to enable students to better understand the vital influence that nature has on our forms of expression. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about art and the environment from diverse sources such as Islamic culture, Zen Buddhism and the Christian world.
Explore and interpret the myriad of ways in which cultural ideals have shaped and influenced the creation of garden environments, from Biblical times through to the modern day. Available online, you will have a wide variety of digital resources at your disposal and the opportunity to participate in stimulating virtual classroom environments.
There are no formal prerequisites, although it is recommended that you have studied the following unit:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Art and Environment unit, the topics you will study include:
No understanding of art can be complete without insights into the innumerable representations of nature. How might the representation differ from culture to culture? What, for example, does nature mean to a Zen artist as opposed to a Muslim one? This course gives you a grounding in how cultural manifestations of the natural world translate into art, and is useful to the further development of a career in the arts.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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