Aims and Objectives
Transferable and Generic Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Gather a range of historical images, identifying the stylistic and other design features, tropes and patterns which help art historians attribute and date individual works of art.
- Draw connections between traditional art history and social history.
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Consider how visual media are used to represent selfhood.
- Changing concepts of the self.
- Reflect on contemporary attitudes towards self-fashioning, identifying how social media has evolved from earlier technologies of representation.
- British art history from 1600 to the present.
We will begin by considering the range of technologies employed in self-representation, from Instagram and Facebook to oil painting, follwed by instruction in the history of British portraiture and changing ideas of the self. We will then begin to survey the City Art Gallery's holdings, using online tools as well as visits to the Gallery's storage facility. In your group you will begin to discuss possible themes for your exhibition; individually you will research your chosen portrait. Further guidance will be given on picture research, label writing and exhibition "hangs", some of it delivered through individual tutor consultations. Finally the agreed exhibition theme will be presented to curatorial staff at the City Art Gallery.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
"Looking through drawing" in City Art Gallery
Tour of City Art Gallery exhibition.
Visits to City Art Gallery collection store.
Museum label-writing workshop.
Group work on exhibition planning.
Independent reading and research for essays.
Individual consultations with module convenor.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||80|
|Completion of assessment task||52|
|Total study time||300|
Resources & Reading list
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Essay/report Assessment
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal