History of Art and Technology I


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is an introduction of the students to the history of art and technology with special emphasis on the theories and techniques, which have been or are currently prevailing in the areas of art experience and aesthetics. Together with History of Art and Technology II the module introduces the students to examples of artists, artworks and historic events that are significant to the history of art and technology. Using the teaching forms of lectures, workshops and seminars, the module will introduce problems regarding description and analysis of artworks.


In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following area:

  • History of Art and Technology I

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire basic knowledge in

  • the history of art and technology
  • aesthetic theories within the field of art and technology
  • central works of selected art periods and genres


During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • analyzing works of art
  • applying central concepts and analytical methods within the history of art and technology – and acquiring familiarity with their historical context and conditions.


During this module, students should acquire competencies in

  • comparing various works from selected art periods as regards artistic expression, technological contents, and experience effect
  • applying central works from the history of art and technology as a framework for reflection and inspiration in relation to their own works.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities.



Name of examHistory of Art and Technology I
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject. One examiner evaluates the

Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 12 pages.

In case of a Fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.

The examination may be substituted by satisfactory and active participation in
courses, i.e. 80% presence and submission of all assignments set during the course.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKunst- og teknologihistorie I
Module codeBAART20154
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
1st or 3rd semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities