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Communication and Proficiency2038/1717/1920/1/38
Study guide

Communication and Proficiency

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice package:
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Lybaert Chloƫ
Other teaching staff: Cuypers Maryse
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2019 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Mastering the Dutch language (at least at B2-level)

Learning outcomes (text)

The student can:

- adequately interact in Standard Dutch or another appropriate register (depending on the context).

- question and adjust his/her own functioning.

- distinguish, and critically approach current topics and developments in the following domains:

* the socio-political domain

* the socio-economical domain

* the philosophical domain

* the cultural-aesthetic domain

* the cultural-scientific domain

Learning outcomes (list)

BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student can distinguish current and social themes and developments and approach them critically.
BA6 - The student understands the characteristics of his/her personal designs and/or realizations and is able to communicate about this in an appropriate manner.
The student can adequately surround himself with speaking anxiety.
The student can use the appropriate communication strategy.
The student can communicate in standard Dutch in different situations.
The student can negotiate and deal with conflict situations.
The student can communicate a discourse in a clear way.
The student can reflect on (and respond to) nonverbal and paralegalistic behavior.
The student can adequately interact in Standard Dutch or, depending on the situation, in another appropriate register.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student can self-reflect on, and adjust if necessary his / her own functioning.

Learning objectives

The student can:

- cope with fear of public speaking;

- communicate in Standard Dutch in several situations;

- deliver a message clearly;

- use the most appropriate communicative strategy;

- negotiate and deal with conflict situations;

- reflect on (and respond to) non-verbal and paralinguistic behavior.

Course content

Communicatie & Taalvaardigheid focusses on oral communication. The stuent learns to communicate about his/her artistic work, and learns to speak in front of a group of people. Special attention is paid to dealing with fear of public speaking. During this course, the student also learns to engage in functional conversations, such as meetings, and he/she also learns to give feedback.

The course is very practically-oriented and consists of several assignments by means of which the student learns to speak in front of a group of people, and learns to communicate in the most appropriate way. The student is evaluated by means of permanent evaluation, taking into account his or her individual initial situations (which communicative competences did he/she already master and at which level, ans which evolution did he/she go through). The way in which the student presents oneself in class, is also important, and is also taken into consideration in the evaluation. A large willingness to participate and cooperate is expected, and an attitude of respect towards the group. In that way a supportive learning environment is assured. This implies that the student is present during class.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Course material on DIGITAP

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 1Artistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test50,00
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment50,00