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Visual Culture

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Gordon Hon
Academic year

Module overview

We live in a world that is saturated by images. Images from the far reaches of space to the sub-atomic level and just about everything in between. Images seem to have a special power over our lives, playing a part in the constructions of who and what we are and the ways in which we understand the world around us. Whether we like it or not we live in a ‘visual culture’ in which virtually everything is mediated by the image.

This module takes as its stating point the assumption that as future artists, designers or workers in the creative industries you will be future producers of visual culture or even visual counter-cultures.

This optional core module is designed to broaden your studies and provide you with an interdisciplinary learning experience with peers from a range of art and design subjects. The module will provide you with new perspectives and introduce you to themes and practices that can be critically explored to inform your ongoing development, interests and skills.