Media Arts Management and Curating

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course introduces the students to the basic theories and practices of media and new media arts management and curating. It provides them with a systematic overview of selected concepts and strategies of working with media and new media in the field of visual and audiovisual arts. It brings knowledge and practical skills necessary for curatorial job. During the course the students are introduced to the challenges of exhibiting media and new media arts as well as how to utilize digital technologies in the process of building exhibitions and in the communication with the audiences.

The course will enable the students to develop theoretical, critical discourses concerning exhibiting and presenting new media arts. Both theory and history of media art curating is discussed in the course. Students reflect on the transformations of the traditional principles and purposes of art institutions in the context of cyberculture society. They discuss the issues of working with artists and with audiences. During the semester students analyze fundamental historical exhibitions of media arts as well as selected recent examples. They reflect on them in relation to media, location, concepts, and strategies.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

In this course students will acquire knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of the historical, institutional and social contexts of media art management and curating.
  • Advanced knowledge of theories and practices in media and new media arts curating.
  • Advanced knowledge of the history and resent stage of media and new media arts curating.
  • Knowledge of principal strategies in media and new media arts curating.
  • Basic knowledge of the various aspects of the work of curator.

Skills

In this course students will acquire skills

  • Advanced ability to operationalize gained knowledge of media and new media arts curating in its historical and theoretical dimensions in the process of building an exhibition concept and project.
  • Ability to work on media and new media art exhibitions in institutional and other contexts.
  • Advanced ability to write critically on media and new media arts exhibitions
  • Understanding and utilizing the functionality of digital technologies to the extent it is relevant to the general practices in the field of art curating.

Competences

In this course students will acquire competencies

  • To reflect on various potentials and limitations of digital technologies in working on exhibition in the institutional and other contexts.
  • To promote the work with the digital technology in art institutions.
  • To critically investigate the roles, recent possibilities and prospects of new media technology in the contemporary culture.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMedia Arts Management and Curating
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
The students prepare the presentation on selected historical exhibition of media arts during a class meeting, discuss it and write an essay on this subject afterword. The final assignment of the course is a written project of media or new media art exhibition prepared individually and presented during a meeting of all the students. After the presentation each of them write a curatorial text on their project.
The final grade is based on the evaluation of the presentation of the selected historical exhibition and the evaluation of quality of the essay on this subject (40%) and evaluation of the final project of the exhibition and curatorial text (60%).
ECTS10
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleMedia Arts Management and Curating
Module codeKAMAC201511
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures
3rd semester
ECTS10
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureOther location
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Communication and Digital Media
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities