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FS5017: INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE AND THEORY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:12


Course Overview

This course will begin by taking a historical perspective to discuss some of the key interventions which have helped define visual culture as a field of enquiry, including work by Benjamin, Barthes, Burgin, Mitchell and Rosler among others. It will move on to explore some key theoretical concepts and paradigms, such as authorship, spectatorship, materiality, semiotics, digital culture and the archive.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Edward Welch

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Music (MU) (Studied) or Master of Letters in Visual Culture (Studied) or Master Of Letters In Film And Visual Culture (Studied) or M Litt in Creative Writing (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will begin by taking a historical perspective to discuss some of the key interventions which have helped define visual culture as a field of enquiry, including work by Benjamin, Barthes, Burgin, Mitchell and Rosler among others. It will move on to explore some key theoretical concepts and paradigms, such as authorship, spectatorship, materiality, semiotics, digital culture and the archive.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master Of Letters In Film And Visual Culture
  • Master of Letters in Visual Culture

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

[Indicate below the assessment arrangements, e.g. 1st attempt:  1 two hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%). 

Resit:  1 two hour written examination (100%).  If continuous assessment is included please indicate format and/or word length.  See also the Guidance Note]

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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