Visual Culture - EL338

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
(version 2)
Autumn and Spring
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4 15 (7.5) MS A Bobrowicz







Origins of visual culture
Renaissance art and iconography
Formal analysis
Modern art movements
Critical approaches to image analysis
Spectatorship and representation
Advertising and propaganda
Iconic images
Digital art


Contact hours

Contact hours 20
Total student workload 150 hours


Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

Preliminary reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

1 Develop an understanding of how visual culture evolved over time
2 Discuss the artefacts of visual culture with reference to appropriate media and cultural theories
3. Be more visually literate through critiquing and analysing traditional and digital artefacts using appropriate visual methodologies
4 Develop an understanding of the ways in which images and artefacts can be analysed in relation to cultural, historical and social context

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