Full Title Visual and Material Culture 1 Introduction Survey

Short Title VMC1

Code HIST06009
Level 06
Credit 05

Author McManus, Louis
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area History / Theory of Art
Attendence 75%
Fee

Description
An introductory survey to varying aspects of Western Art and Design and visual/material culture from Classical times to the advent of the Modern World. This course is thematic in nature but the broader contexts of art & design production, consumption and reception are major considerations in the evaluation and analysis of images/artefacts/structures and works of art.

Indicative Syllabus
The Core Lecture series comprise a thematic survey of the following;
  • Timeline of Greek & Roman Antiquity
  • Expressionism: Early Christianity, and the Spiritual Dimension
  • Idea of the Secular: Humanism, Capitalism and Subjectivity
  • Science, Technology and the World of Ideas
  • Philosophy & the Humanities
  • Theatre, Performance & the Visual Arts
  • The Built Environment


The Seminar areas address the context and the discipline specific nature of the above through an Introduction to:
  • History of Art/Design History
  • Contextual Studies
  • Approaches to Visual Research: Processes, Methodologies & Strategies
  • Visual Research Sources

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Recognise the importance of cultural, social and economic conditions that relate to visual and material culture practices.

  2. Understand how art/design/media culture changes with context.

  3. Explore the use and application of relevant historical, critical and and theoretical terms and vocabularies.

  4. Apply basic research processes and strategies and identify suitable research sources for art, design, media and architecture.

  5. Consider historical periods, styles and cultural, scientific and technological timelines in relation to their own project/studio work.


Assessment Strategies
The assessment strategy focuses on the student's introduction to the subject History/Theory of Art, Design and Material/Visual Culture through:
  • Research and visual methodologies
  • Information literacy skills
  • Written composition
  • Oral presentation

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Assignment VMC Timeline 2,4,5 40 Week 6
Essay Thematic Essay 1,3,4 60 Week 12


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Open Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

ACCS Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Core Lectures 1 Weekly 1.00
Seminar Flat Classroom Contextual Studies 2 Weekly 2.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Adamson G. (2013) The Invention of Craft Berg

Bell J.(2010) A New History of Art: Mirror of the World Thames & Hudson

Berger A & A (2009) What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture, Left Coast Press

Berger, J. (1977) Ways of Seeing Penguin,

Broadbent, G (1996) Emerging Concepts in Urban Space Design, E& FN

Busch A. (2004) The Uncommon Life of Common Objects, Metropolis Books

Ching FM (2006) Global History of Archictecture, Wiley

Curtis W. (1996) Modern Architecture Since 1900, 3rd Editition Phaidon

Daston L. ed (2004) Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art & Science MIT Press/Zone Books

Edwards J. (1999) Art and its Histories Yale Uni. Press,

Evans, J. and S Hall, eds.(2001) Visual Culture: The Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Fineberg J. (1995) Art Since 1945: Strategies of Being, Laurence King

Evans C. & S. Garner ed. (2012) Design and Designing: A Critical Introduction Berg

Hann M (2013) Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure Bloomsbury Academic

Kingery D. ed. (1996) Learning from Things: Method & Theory of Material Culture Studies Smithsonian Inst. Press

Lang J (2005) Urban Design: A Typology of procedures & Products, Architecutal Press

Larice M E Macdonald. eds. (2006) The Urban Design Reader Routledge

Manghan i S ed.(2013) Images: Critical and Primary Sources, Bloomsbury Academic

Mirzoeff N. (1999) An Introduction to Visual Culture. New York: Routledge

NIAH (2007) An Introduction to the Architectual Heritage of Counties of Ireland, Dept. of Environment, Heritage & Local Government

Rose, G (2011) Visual Methodologies, 3rd edition Sage

Turner J. ed. (1996) The Dictionary of Art Vols. 1-34 Grove

Sparke P. (2004) An Introduction to Design and Culture: 1900 to the Present 2nd edition Routledge

Staniszewski M-A, (1995) Believing is Seeing, Penguin

Taylor M. ed. (2013)Interior Design and Architecture:Critical and Primary Sources Bloomsbury Academic

Watson P. (2006) Ideas: From Fire to Freud, Pheonix

Winship S (2010) Visual Culture in the Built Environment: A Global Perspective Fairchild Books
Other Resources
Art in America / Architecture and Design / Domus / Contemporary / Blueprint / Art News /
Url Resources
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