Students who have completed DL1410A Coptic Art & Iconography I, will further develop their skills in this more advanced unit which will focus on a deeper study of the theological meaning behind the icon and developing advanced technique and design skills.

Unit code: DL2410A

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Liturgy

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Discuss how the church doctrines are handed down from generation to generation through the icon.


Develop an understanding of how iconography is a part of liturgical life.


Further develop their skills and technical abilities as an iconographer.

Unit sequence

DL1410 Coptic Art & Iconography I


Combination of lectures and practical classes

Indicative Bibliography

  • Baggley, John. Doors of Perception: Icons and Their Spiritual Significance. Crestwood, New York: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995.
  • Bigham, Stephen. Image of God the Father in Orthodox Theology and Iconography Crestwood, New York: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995
  • Evdokimov, Paul. The Art of the Icon: a Theology of Beauty. Redondo Beach, California: Oakwood Publications, 1990 (recommended for purchase)
  • Onasch, Konrad and Schnieper, Annmarie., (Translated by Daniel G. Conklin),* The Fascination and the Reality*. Riverside Book Company, Inc., New York, 1995.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Paper 1500 words

1500 30.0
Project Report or Project Journal

Project: Preparation of an icon Equivalent of 2000 words

2000 50.0

Paper 1000 words

1000 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2019-05-23 11:58:19 +1000