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Genesis of an Oeuvre24559/1624/1819/1/63
Study guide

Genesis of an Oeuvre

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice package:
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to attend this course unit within a
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Theys Hans
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2018 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Fail mark compensation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Educational organisation (text)

The students will learn about the evolution of the work of some contemporary visual artists. They will also be invited to speak about the evolution of their own work and to relate this to general insights discussed in class. They can do this in their studio. If possible, two young artists will be invited to speak about their work.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

No specific requirements.

Learning objectives (text)

The student understands that often the oeuvre of an artist is not always the result of a conceptual strategy, but as the result of a series of ad hoc decisions springing from one another and being related to eachother through the used materials and techniques and through the personality of the artist (current environment, social background, upbringing, family situation, era, education, knowledge, experience, ability). The student can discuss dozens of examples in detail and enrich them with a personal point of view. The student can apply the insights on his or her own oeuvre.

Course content

We study how oeuvres evolve.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials26,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours64,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 1Continuous test assessment (Permanent evaluation)100,00beoordeling van referaten tijdens de lessen
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00korte paper op basis van nieuwe inzichten tijdens de lessen

Evaluation (text)

Semester 1: evaluation based on the student's collaboration during class, especially the student's lecture about his or her own work.

2de exam periode: Oral examination about the new insights of the student.