Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
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Visuals and Visual Culture24137/1718/1920/1/35
Study guide

Visuals and Visual Culture

Academic year 2019-20
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 1
    Choice package:
    • opleidingsonderdelen te kiezen aan 15 studiepunten
  • Master of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice package:
    • Elective courses for 15 credits
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: 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: 31.10.2019 ()
Re-sit exam: not 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.

Short description

For this class, every participating student is invited to share about a moving encounter with an artwork (theatre, opera, music, concert, film, choreography, graphic design, illustration, fashion silhouette and so on) or another event. The students try to answer two questions. Firstly: which themes and textural qualities (sounds, materials, colors, patterns, rhythms, temporal structure and so on) might have evoked these powerful feelings? Secondly: how did these elements succeed in doing this? In other words: which elements were already present in the student to make him or her vulnerable or suitable for this encounter? Whenever possible and or necessary the discussions will be broadened and put in a larger context by the teacher. The students will be evaluated on the basis of their own presentation and on their weekly contributions to the discussions.

Educational organisation (text)

Every student has to give a lecture (before his or her fellow students) about a work of art that has moved him or her. The students tries to discover possible grounds for the emotion evoked by the work of art (in the texture or contents of the discussed work and/or in the past of the student).

Prerequisite competencies (text)

No specific requirements.

Learning outcomes (text)

The student can analyse and approach critically a work of art and his or her own projections.

Learning outcomes (list)

MA4 - The student sets up and conducts independent research in function of the development of his/her artistic praxis.
The student can analyze and critically approach a work of art and their own projections.

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 1Knowledge test50,00
Semester 1Artistic praxis50,00

Evaluation (text)

Semester 1:

Points based on the student's collaboration during class, especially the student's lecture.

Presence is required during each class.

No second examination.