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HA2511: ART MATTERS: MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Oct 2022 13:40


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 Karl Kinsella

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Programme Level 2

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided plus follow-up verbal feedback if required

Word Count 2000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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.
FactualAnalyseWill develop and demonstrate skills of visual analysis by comparing and contrasting works of art in class discussions and written assessments

Poster Presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided plus follow-up verbal feedback if required

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Visual based exam

Written feedback will be provided plus follow-up verbal feedback if required

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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.
FactualAnalyseWill develop and demonstrate skills of visual analysis by comparing and contrasting works of art in class discussions and written assessments

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Visual based exam.

Written feedback will be provided with verbal feedback if required.

 

Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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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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