Art in Context I

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module is an introduction to relevant art, media art, and aesthetic theories from a variety of research disciplines and research traditions (i.e. history of art and literature, philosophy, sociology, psychology, feminist and decolonial theory) and an introduction to the analytical methodologies of these disciplines.

Together with Art in Context II, the module introduces students to the academic and theoretical contexts of the field of 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.

Courses:

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

  • Art in Context I

Learning objectives

Knowledge

During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge about

  • basic aesthetic theories and their significance for art and experience design
  • basic methods of aesthetic analysis of artworks and art projects
  • basic art theories on the relation between artist, the recipient, and the work of art.

Skills

Skills in

  • applying various basic aesthetic concepts and artistic models in connection with analyzing projects of art, their contexts and their participants
  • presenting and discussing various aesthetic and artistic positions and their significance for the field of art and technology.

Competences

Competencies in

  • writing academic analysis of artistic projects and aesthetic artefacts
  • applying aesthetic theories and methods in design, description and evaluation of artistic projects and experiences
  • conducting case specific studies, applying one or more theories and methods of the field.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities

Exam

Exams

Name of examArt in Context I
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Active participation in the module’s series of lectures and other course related activities is required. Active participation is defined as reading of set literature, 80 % attendance of the module’s series of lectures and other course related activities, contribution to the module’s discussion sessions through presentations and active participation in discussions as well as hand in of all assignments.

Re-exam:
Written exam,
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject, which is evaluated by one examiner and awarded a pass/fail grade.
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 12 pages.
Form of examination: c)
In case of a Fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
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 I
Module codeBAART20197
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
3rd 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