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Historical and Critical Contexts

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
Robert D'Souza
Academic year

Module overview

This module is designed to provide you with knowledge of the historical and contextual development of graphic arts across the twentieth century. It introduces key ideas and concepts that will inform your practical work through an examination of the social, political and cultural debates within a historical and critical context. Through a range of relevant discussions, case studies and readings, we will introduce you to research methods and approaches that will inspire you to challenge the work of others and to form critical and contextual awareness of your subject area. We will also introduce you to the importance of research, academic integrity, i.e. not misrepresenting the work of others as your own, and to the academic conventions that you will utilise during the rest of the programme.

Theory based modules such as this one will allow you to draw upon a broader range of knowledge and reference when approaching your practical work. The relationship between practice, theory and context and how they can inform each other will start to become evident.