Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Arts & Design
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Malini Roy
Starts on : 17th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
The god Shiva dancing in a ring of fire and the white marble Taj Mahal are two of the most famous images from the rich artistic heritage of the Indian Subcontinent. This course will look at the great range of sculptures, paintings and buildings produced in South Asia over two thousand years, relating them to the contemporary religious and political environment.
The material examined includes the Buddha image, the multitude of Hindu deities and their temples, the rich and delicately ornamented court paintings of the Mughals and Rajputs, and the impact of European colonialism on the traditional arts of South Asia. This course will enrich the knowledge of participants who have travelled in South Asia or who wish to travel there for work or pleasure, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of art outside Europe and the West.
This course aims to introduce students to the art of South Asia by:
This course will:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be able to understand:
By the end of this course students will have gained the following skills:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following paperback book:
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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