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HA2511: ART MATTERS: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 08 Sep 2020 11:30


Course Overview

This course focuses on how artworks are made. Students will be introduced to a wide range of materials, techniques and processes over the centuries relating to paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, photography and more. Each method and material will be examined using case-study examples, with discussion opening out to issues of the agency of materials and media and their cultural logics. In doing so, students will learn how artistic intentions are shaped and determined by material qualities.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr G.S. Constantine

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HA2011 Art Matters: Materials and Techniques (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course focuses on how artworks are made. Students will be introduced to a wide range of materials, techniques and processes over the centuries relating to paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, photography and more. Each method and material will be examined using case-study examples, with discussion opening out to issues of the agency of materials and media and their cultural logics. In doing so, students will learn how artistic intentions are shaped and determined by material qualities.

Course content will include artworks from local collections, including the University of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 40

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

48 hours takeaway exam 25%

Poster 25%

Essay 50%

 

Resit; Exam 100%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseWill develop and demonstrate skills of visual analysis by comparing and contrasting works of art in class discussions and written assessments
ConceptualEvaluateWill demonstrate an understanding of the agency of material qualities on artistic intentions as applied in various cultural contexts, through class discussion and written assessment.
ProceduralUnderstandWill demonstrate an understanding of the material choices and technical processes by which a range of art is created. Will be developed in class and measured through written an visual-based assessment

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