AD4208: Art & Modernism
Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
||Art & Modernism
||School of Arts
|Level of Study
This module will survey the evolution of modern art following the invention of photography in the 19th century through to the avant-garde movements of the first half of 20th century. The key issues, practices and debates associated with Modernism will be examined. Students will also develop key study skills.
Key developments in art from the invention of photography through the first half of the 20th century will be examined, including work in painting, sculpture, photography and film. The critical grouping of artists and works under such terms as Post Impressionism, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism, will be considered in relation to specific works of art and exhibitions. The importance of the reception of Marcel Duchamp's work will provide a particular point of focus and reference.
Students will be encouraged to develop skills in researching, referencing, and writing about art, and to discuss their ideas around set themes relating to the lecture programme. Theoretical approaches will be introduced, for instance, formal analysis, semiotics, and contextual analysis, applied to illustrated examples.
A student passing this module should be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the key developments, themes and concepts in the production and consumption of art in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ideas of Modernity and Modernism.
- Demonstrate an ability to locate key works of modern art in their historical context.
4. Demonstrate an ability to use appropriate academic conventions for essay writing, including carrying out research using relevant information sources, referencing sources and constructing a bibliography.
|Learning and Teaching Activities
||Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
|Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide)
||001: 50% Assignment: Individual: 1500 words or equivalent
002: 50% Assignment: Individual: 1500 words or equivalent
|Special Assessment Requirements
||The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.
What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
Course Resources Archive
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.