Art & Visual Culture

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Art & Visual Culture

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Theory - Portfolio not required.

    This module will introduce and examine key movements in art and design through the 20/21st Centuries. These movements will be considered in relation to the specific cultural, intellectual, and political contexts with which they are associated. It will also highlight appropriate critical frameworks for the discussion and deconstruction of artistic strategies and concepts. In this context the module is designed to: To introduce the relationships between theories of art and design and studio practice. Develop a knowledge of the cultural, intellectual and political contexts that have informed and led to significant movements, production and conceptual strategies in art and design during and since the twentieth-century; Encourage in students a questioning and reflective approach to understanding contemporary art and design practices; To develop the ability to research and write critically and analytically.

    Assessment: Essay (100%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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