Art and Ideas III

The details
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
11 May 2020


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA V314 Art History,
BA V315 Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA V350 Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35A Art History (Including Year Abroad),
MARTV399 Art History,
MARTVB98 Art History (Including Placement Year),
MARTVB99 Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VV53 Philosophy and Art History,
BA VV54 Philosophy and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV55 Philosophy and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV5H Philosophy and Art History (Including Year Abroad)

Module description

More art! More ideas! This module deepens your existing thematic and historiographical knowledge building on Art and Ideas 2. We'll be looking back at both 'the history of art history' before the twentieth century, and new theoretical approaches to new kinds of art and ideas such as performance and queer art.

Module aims

The aims of the module are:

1. to equip students with a range of the latest methodologies in art history, visual and material culture, performance studies and the digital humanities;

2. to provoke critical reflection on the social role, meaning and purpose of art and culture.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will:

1. have a sound understanding of recent methodological turns beyond art history;

2. be able to articulate and critically evaluate a number of central issues in visual and material culture;

3. be able to evaluate the success of theoretical discussions of these issues with regard to a range of case studies;

4. be able to demonstrate all these competences through seminar presentations and discussions combining theoretical and primary source material and in written work.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There will be a two-hour combined lecture and seminar each week. All teaching events will be accessible to students on and off campus either face-to-face or remotely through online teaching. Week 8 is Reading Week


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Essay 1 - 1500 words    30% 
Coursework   Essay 2 - 2500 words    45% 
Practical   Presentation    25% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Gavin Grindon, email:
Dr Gavin Grindon



External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 14 (87.5%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Art History and Theory

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