The programme comprises a number of taught modules and tutorial sessions. You are assigned a personal tutor who monitors your overall progress and advises you on the suitability of the various modules available.
Central to the programme is the core course, a lecture and seminar series that introduces you to a range of perspectives that have shaped the history and theory of the discipline. You will be encouraged to think creatively, rigorously and expansively exploring critical ideas and practices in the fields of visual cultures, which we think of in terms of ways of doing, thinking and producing in contemporary art, film, music, literature, politics and theory.
This is accompanied by a laboratory module, which gives you the opportunity to process the taught materials further through strategies such as museum and gallery visits, film screenings, and experimental projects.
You also choose one option module and one special subject, or two special subjects. These in-depth modules allow you to explore themes that are of particular interest to you. Option modules may include any second year module on the BA History of Art. Special Subjects may include any third year module on the BA History of Art.
Visual Cultures assessments are 100% coursework. Normally this consists of essays, sometimes accompanied by creative projects, group projects, multi-media projects, presentations, symposia, reviews, and studio work.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.