Aesthetics, Visual Culture and Visual Communication


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In the module, the student must acquire theories and methods of analysis within contemporary aesthetics, visual culture and digital communication. The module comprises a problem-based learning approach to investigating, developing and understanding meaning-making and interaction in visual practice and participation on social media, in urban spaces and in artistic communication.

Learning objectives


Through the module, the student must gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Current research within the discipline contemporary aesthetics, visual culture and digital communication
  • Theories within the discipline as well as comprehension of scientific objectives and problems within the field and analytical methods of relevance for the discipline


The student must through the module acquire skills in:

  • To choose and use theory, methods, and analytical approaches in relation to problems of the discipline
  • To analyse, discuss, and evaluate communication interventions on a scientific basis within the discipline


The student must through the module acquire competences for:

  • To identify and define complex problems within the discipline and suggest new models for
  • Understanding and or solutions to combine knowledge and skills within the discipline

Type of instruction

Reference is made to §17.



Name of examAesthetics, Visual Culture and Visual Communication
Type of exam
Written exam
The exam takes form of a written homework assignment in which the student answers the question(s) based on a syllabus for the assignment.
The assignment is completed individually.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleÆstetik, visuel kultur og visuel kommunikation
Module codeKANOVA233
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
MA 1. Semester

Location of lecture: Aalborg University Copenhagen + co-teaching
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts (MA) in Visual Studies and Art Education
Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities