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.
In this course students will acquire knowledge
In this course students will acquire skills
In this course students will acquire competencies
|Name of exam||Media Arts Management and Curating|
|Type of exam|
Written and oral examThe 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%).
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Danish title||Media Arts Management and Curating|
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Other location|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|