Introduces students to the key thinkers, theories, methods and issues associated with looking at, and thinking about, art. A variety of Western and non-Western creative practices are examined, from prehistory to the present, focussing on the tools of semiotic analysis as applied to art, historical artefacts and cultural production more broadly.
- The practice of art history
- Pre-modern, modern and contemporary art
- Visual literacy
- The politics of looking
- Material analysis
- Interpretation and context
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||recognise the semiotic processes underpinning engagement in art and culture|
|2||demonstrate creativity when analysing cultural products|
|3||recognise and communicate the political implications of cultural production|
|4||identify and innovatively analyse a range of cultural products from different eras.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- recognise the semiotic processes underpinning engagement in art and culture
- demonstrate creativity when analysing cultural products
- recognise and communicate the political implications of cultural production
- identify and innovatively analyse a range of cultural products from different eras.
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