FIN1013 : Art Histories I
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Fiona Anderson
- Lecturer: Dr Kate Sloan, Dr Ed Juler
- Other Staff: Ms Elisabetta Fabrizi, Miss Briony Carlin
- Owning School: Arts & Cultures
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module introduces the students to a range of core approaches, concepts and skills involved in studying art and its histories. Students will be introduced to the diversity of methodological approaches to art history and its relationship to art practice. Throughout the module, students will develop skills of visual analysis, interpretation and methodology which will prepare them for further study in the degree programme.
The module will focus upon the ways in which stories of art have been constructed, in conjunction with key artworks which exemplify those histories and debates. Students will be introduced to, and engage with: the autonomy of art; interpretation and meaning; art’s social and political context. The assessment will require students to undertake their own independent investigation and analysis of works of art as well as related theories and contexts.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus is designed to harmonise with issues around painting and printmaking which Fine Art students undertake in studio practice during Stage 1, but the range of topics is also designed to introduce Combined Honours students to the key approaches to the discipline. The first week will introduce students to the study of art history and its debates. The module will go on to cover the emergence of Western perspective, iconography and interpretation, and the legacies of realism. The module then moves on to cover approaches to art history: the social history of art, Modernism/Formalism, and the ‘Primitive.’ Finally, the syllabus will cover narrative, photography, and the issue of originality, and art’s relationship to politics and protest.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||60:00||60:00||Preparation for assignment/essay|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||20:00||20:00||Preparation for seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||2:00||4:00||Library Workshops|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||Office Hour|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||3:00||3:00||Museum visits|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||75:00||75:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
1. Lectures: to allow definition of the scope of the syllabus, an introduction to a body of knowledge, and
modeling of the level and nature of the analysis required.
2. Seminars: to encourage interaction and the development of cognitive and key skills; to allow preparation and
presentation of directed research on specific issues and case studies.
3. Tutorials: to provide feedback and analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of submitted work, and increase awareness of the potential for individual development.
4. Workshops: to encourage development of key skills in a supportive environment. Workshops allow for more innovative and cross-curricular teaching
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||40||Visual Analysis Assignment, 1500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The course work affords students the opportunity to conduct research with seminar and peer support into particular areas of interest, to develop their organizational and presentation skills, and then to demonstrate their ability to think independently in using their group-work to inform their individual essay. The visual analysis assignment and essay demonstrate the student’s ability to absorb and critique information and then present an argument in relation to a specific topic using appropriate academic writing skills.