History of Art and Technology I


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is an introduction of the students 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 II 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 I

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge in

  • central themes and historic developments relevant to the field of art and technology
  • central works of art from art history, relevant to the field of art and technology
  • the historic contexts and conditions of the field of art and technology



Skills in

  • producing systematic descriptions of works of art
  • applying central concepts and analytical methods within the field of history of art and technology
  • identifying and extracting important concepts, trends and themes from art history


Competencies in

  • comparing art works from selected art periods as regards artistic expression, technological contents, and experience effect
  • Make active connections between historical examples and the student´s own practice.

Type of instruction

Method of working: Individual work in relation to course activities.



Name of examHistory of Art and Technology 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.
Form of examination: c)

An internal written examination.
Hand in: Individual.
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject. One examiner evaluates the assignment.
Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages.
In case of a Fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
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 I
Module codeBAART20194
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
1st 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