Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Media Studies, Visual Arts
Taught In English
20 100-level MDIA points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
This course is concerned both with visual artifacts and with vision as a social and cultural process. Thus, it considers the relationship between different visual regimes, or ways of seeing, and visual technologies, texts, and genres. It is also concerned with the historically specific understandings of what it means to see and be seen that make the visual world and our experiences in it intelligible.
1) write about images using appropriate vocabulary and style, and demonstrating attention to the relationship between words and images;
2) summarise and explain key concepts in the field of Visual Culture;
3) demonstrate knowledge of the changing historical and social significance of vision and visuality as described in literature in the field of Visual Culture;
4) apply theory and concepts from the field of Visual Culture to interpret and critically reflect on a variety of visual texts and objects.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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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.
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