Art in Context II

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module ”Art in Context II” examines media art works and their cultural, aesthetic, social, and technological positions in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Together with Art in Context I, the module introduces the students to the academic and theoretical contexts of the fields of media theory and art and technology. Through different teaching formats such as lectures, workshops, study-trips, and seminars, the students will learn how to apply theories when analyzing media art works.

Courses:

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

  • Art in Context II

Learning objectives

Knowledge

During this module, students should acquire:
Basic knowledge about

  • media theory and media art theory
  • central concepts relating to the cross-disciplinarity and synergy between art and media technology
  • various methods of analysis of media art works in regard to their cultural, personal, aesthetic and epistemological significance
  • theories of audience involvement and engagement as they relate to media art works
  • audience and user concepts of media art and the related behavioral and aesthetic preferences.

Skills

Skills in

  • using and applying basic theories and methods when analysing media art works
  • describing artistic challenges and aesthetic formats of media art
  • analysing audience involvement in media art works.

Competences

Competencies in

  • applying theories and methodologies of media art
  • analysing and discussing media art works as cultural and aesthetic phenomena.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities

Exam

Exams

Name of examArt in Context II
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam.
Form of examination: c)
Hand in: Individual.
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject. The examiner and an additional internal examiner according to 7-point scale evaluate the assignment.
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKunst i kontekst II
Module codeBAART201913
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
4th semester
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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