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Specific art history image and space 227470/1717/1920/1/68
Study guide

Specific art history image and space 2

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 2
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    • In Situ³ within Fine Arts
    Choice package:
    • aan opleidingsonderdelen naar keuze
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • In Situ³ within Fine Arts
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses
  • Preparatory Programme Visual Arts
  • Schakelprogramma Beeldende Kunsten
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: De Boodt Ria
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 2
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 09.03.2020 ()
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)

Profound interest in the art history of three dimensional objects and their surroundings. The courses in general art history provide the necessary background.

Learning outcomes (text)

The student is offered some substantive subjects to gain penetrating insight into different issues of images and space. The student learns how existing situations where sculptures and their environment are involved might be deepened. The student learns to reflect on this, as well individually as in group. The student practices to express himself/herself in the language of the three-dimensional, as well written as orally including speaking in public (fellow students).The student is able to plan a task, to prepare it, to complete it, to communicate about it to the commissioner (teacher) in a written (e-mail) and oral way, and to respect the deadline.

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 understands the proposed (substantive) problems with regard to sculpture and context.
The student can reflect individually and in group on a concrete case (sculpture in relation to its surroundings).
The student knows how a concrete case (a sculpture in relation to its environment) can be approached.
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 express himself in the language of three-dimensional images and communicate both orally and in writing with his peer group.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student is able to plan, prepare and execute a task within a limited timeframe, and to communicate about this in writing (e-mail) and orally with the client (teacher).

Learning objectives

The course focusses on spatial aspects of art, e.g. the threedimensional image
(sculpture, installation) and the space in which its located. This is a specialised and penetrating course in the first place addressing sculpture and in situ3 students as the target audience. Questions are being asked and problems being discussed that are related to the practice of sculpture and in situ3. Thus the course wants be fulfill a link function between theory and practice.

Students from other study fields can take this classes as an optional course based on their particular interest for the threedimensional.

Course content

The course intends to build bridges between the art historical, aesthetic and museological theory and the daily workshop practices of the student. So, contemporary sculpture and in situ3 practices get their specific references that will help the student to position his/her own work and its development. Current events like an interesting collection or exhibition, a news event or a study trip with the workshop or in the context of this course will be directly involved and so provided by a theoretical background by the professor. Each student is expected to participate in an active way. Students are allowed to make suggestions to tread a specific subject in class. Depending on the needs of each subject, class is divided into a lecture part, activating moments such as discussion, seminar moments and study visits.

Study material (text): Mandatory

At the start of the course the programme is announced, as it changes each year depending on actuality and need e.g. subjects that are part of the workshop practice of the students. PowerPoint Presentations with images, text and bibliography with specialised literature on each class are available on the electronic learing platform. For each student a detailed description of the assignments on paper, including a basic bibliography and other tools are provided.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials12,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials2,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours64,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 2Reflection assignment50,00
Semester 2Project assignment50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Semester 2Reflection assignment50,00
Semester 2Project assignment50,00

Evaluation (text)

The student gets a clearly described assignment to write a paper according to
announced criteria and for an agreed deadline.
Besides he/she has to give an improvised oral presentation during the last class in situ.
Term 2: oral presentation, written assignment and oral exam (= feedback)
2nd exam period: oral presentation, written assignment and oral exam (= feedback)