Visual Culture - EL338

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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4 15 (7.5) MS A Bobrowicz







This module provides an introduction to visual culture, an interdisciplinary field of studies that integrates historical knowledge, critical thinking and reflection on visual images, their context of production and consumption. Examples of traditional and modern artefacts from the fields of art history, graphic design and digital media will be investigated using appropriate visual methodologies.


Contact hours

Contact hours 20
Private study hours 130
Total student workload 150 hours

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Visual study 1 (30%)
Visual study 2 (70%)

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

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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