Art and Context II


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module” Art and Context II” examines media art works and their cultural, aesthetic, social, and technological positions in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Together with “Art and Context I”, the module introduces the students to the academic and theoretical contexts of the fields of media theory and 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 works.


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

  • Art and Context II

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire:

Basic knowledge about

  • media theory and media art theory
  • central concepts relating to the cross-disciplinarity and synergy between art and media technology
  • various methods of analysis of media art works in regard to their cultural, personal, aesthetic, and epistemological significance
  • theories of audience involvement and engagement as they relate to media art works
  • audience and user concepts of media art and the related behavioral and aesthetic preferences


Skills in

  • using and applying basic theories and methods when analyzing media art works
  • describing artistic challenges and aesthetic formats of media art
  • analyzing audience involvement in media art works


Competencies in

  • applying theories and methodologies in media art
  • analyzing and discussing media art works as cultural and aesthetic phenomena

Type of instruction

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



Name of examArt and Context II
Type of exam
Written exam
Hand in: Individual.
The examination is a 7-day assignment on a set subject. The examiner and an additional internal examiner evaluate the assignment according to the 7-point grading scale.

Number of pages: the written work must not exceed 10 pages.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
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 kontekst II
Module codeKOTBA202013
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
4. 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