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South East Asian Art for Beginners

South East Asian Art

About this course

This course offers a general understanding of how to approach and appreciate art. It aims to introduce prominent artists and artworks from South East Asia to the learner.

It also aims to provide you with skills and confidence to be able to describe an art piece and to derive personal and contextual meaning from the art works presented. In doing so, the course will enable you to understand the concerns and issues surrounding the art works of South East Asian artists.

For most effective learning experience, do the following: Do not attempt to complete the entire course in one sitting, split the learning into 30-minute session daily.

Course Access Period

Please note that this is an online self-paced asynchronous course delivered via the Gnowbe platform. Learners will be granted two months of access from the enrolment date. Do also note that the course tile may take up to 48 hours to show up on your dashboard after purchase, and your access will start after it has been made accessible.

What you will learn

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how traditional and local cultures have influenced the work of SEA artists.
  • Express artists' opinions and ideas behind the meaning of an artwork.
  • Discuss how artists respond to and influence contemporary issues of their time.
  • Apply appropriate art terms based on the elements of art and principles of design in describing and analysing an artwork.
  • Interpret the meaning of an artwork based on one’s ideas and opinion.
  • Interpret how the cultural conditions of the artist’s time might have influenced the artist’s intended meaning for the work.


You must complete an online quiz with a passing score of 50% (i.e., 5 out of 10 questions) in order to be awarded a certificate. You will be given multiple attempts to achieve the passing score. The system will only capture the highest score.

  • Start: Available Now
  • Length: 2 weeks
  • Price: S$23.98 (including GST)
  • Course Provider: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education
  • Subject: Art
  • Language: English




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