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.
In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following area:
During this module, students should acquire:
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Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities
|Name of exam||Art in Context I|
|Type of exam|
Active participation/continuous evaluationActive 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.
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.
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies|
|Danish title||Kunst i kontekst I|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Art & Technology|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|