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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: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: R600.00 VAT Incl/$35

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.

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.


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 those assignments submitted.

  • 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.  



COURSE FEE:  R2800-00/$164 Enrol

Reduced course fee of R5200-00/$286 when you enrol for 2 Short Courses  Enrol

Individual Modules each: R600-00/$35 



Course material is online and not downloadable.


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