Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 2158/3300/2425/1/24
Study guide

Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
  • Bridging Programme Composition
  • Bridging Programme Conducting
  • Bridging Programme Instrumental
  • Bridging Programme Vocal
  • Preparatory Programme Music & Performing Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Goossens Dimitri
Other teaching staff: Proot Stephanie
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Semester 2 or Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 () or 15.03.2025 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

This course includes the following learning objectives:
The student's writing is well-structured, clear, and objective.
The student can reflect on the cultural-historical, philosophical, and literary frame of reference.
The student has knowledge of the cultural-historical, philosophical, and literary context from the inter-war years onwards.
The student knows (the work of) the most important figures in the history of the performing arts and his or her field in particular from the inter-war years onwards.
The student can cite and can create a correctly-referenced bibliography.
The student can formulate his or her reasoning through the use of analysis and synthesis.

Course content

"Cultural Currents 2 builds on the course Cultural Currents 1 and covers the period from the late interwar years of the 1920s to the end of the 20th century and contemporary art. The developmental trajectory followed here is the issue of 'border'/'limitation,' inherent to 20th/21st-century art and culture. This theme of 'border' or 'limitation' is explored through two notions from aesthetics that fundamentally embody this issue: transgression (crossing boundaries) and the sublime. Using these two concepts, the contemporary art and cultural world are explored, with attention to the further evolution of developmental lines already set out in Cultural Currents 1 (vulnerability/crisis of beauty...)."

Study material (text): Mandatory

Course materials (via Digitap) and personal lecture notes.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials22,50 hours
Work time outside of contact hours67,50 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodReflection assignment during the examination series100,00