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Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 4 (FINA70013)

Graduate coursework level 7Points: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework Level 7
Subject codeFINA70013
Semester 2
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A series of weekly seminars dealing with the critical investigation of a significant topic in contemporary cultural theory. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods demonstrated in the reading material and, according to opportunity, on critical issues arising from current art exhibitions or events.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject will enable students to:

• develop an understanding of the professional and institutional practices that comprise the contemporary art profession;

• demonstrate through critical writing and discussion the capacity to articulate judgements and opinions that reflect an understanding of the field;

• engage professionally within the institutional context of contemporary art.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

• communicate in a lucid and persuasive manner, verbally and in writing, their analysis, interpretation and evaluation of works of art;

• direct and organise their own research and investigation into topics of relevance to the development of their artistic work, and test the outcomes of this research and investigation.

Last updated: 3 April 2019