History of Art and Technology II


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is an introduction to the history of art and technology with special emphasis on the theories and techniques, which have been or are currently prevailing in the areas of art experience and aesthetics.
Together with History of Art and Technology I the module introduces students to examples of artists, artworks and historic events that are significant to the history of Art and Technology.
Using the teaching forms of lectures, workshops and seminars, the module will introduce problems regarding description and analysis of artworks.

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

  • History of Art and Technology II

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire:
Basic knowledge about

  • the history of art and technology, including selected forms of art and academic theories and methods within the field of art and technology
  • different art forms and genres within the field of art and technology and their historic conditions and contexts
  • central works of selected art periods and genres.


Skills in

  • analyzing works of art with a historic focus on selected art periods and genres
  • applying central concepts and analytical methods within the history of art and technology
  • acquiring familiarity with their historical context and conditions.


Competencies in

  • comparing various works from selected art periods with regards to artistic expression, technological contents, and experience effect
  • applying central works from the history of art and technology as a framework for reflection and inspiration in relation to their own works.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities



Name of examHistory of Art and Technology II
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.

Written exam.
Hand in: Individual.
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject.
Form of examination: c)
The assignment is evaluated by one examiner and awarded a pass/fail grade.
In case of a Fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKunst og teknologihistorie II
Module codeBAART201911
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
3rd semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Art and Technology
Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities