BA Visual and Material Culture - Kingston Upon Thames - Greater London - Kingston University London - I27647

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  • Objectives
    Kingston’s degree in Visual and Material Culture cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries to examine the social, historical and geographical relationships between different cultural practices from the 19th century onwards. The course will give you a critical understanding of the historical dynamics that have shaped the meanings of objects and images in the modern world.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements -a degree (level 6) in an Early Years subject or a degree (level 6) in any subject plus a level 3 qualification in an Early Years subject -a GCSE grade C in English and Maths -a current Criminal Records Bureau clearance -recent and considerable experience across whole 0-5 years age range
  • Academic title
    BA Visual and Material Culture
  • Course description
    BA Visual and Material Culture

    Programme

    Year 1

    -Visual Culture: An Introduction
    -Material Culture: An Introduction
    -Exploring Contexts
    -Themes in Art History
    -Introduction to Architectural Culture and Design History
    -Introduction to the History and Theory of Film
    -Practical Criticism: Writing for Art, Design and Film

    Year 2

    -Extended Essay
    -Visual and Material Culture: Critical Methodologies I
    -Visual and Material Culture: Critical Methodologies II
    -Professional Practice: The Media, Creative and Culture Industries
    -Fashioning Gender and Identity
    -Critical Approaches to New Media (VM2205)
    -European Cinemas
    -Hollywood Directors: Case Studies – Three American Directors
    -Museums and Galleries: Contemporary Perspectives

    Year 3

    -Dissertation
    -Meanings and Methods in Visual and Material Culture
    -City Cultures: Space, Place and Experience
    -Cultures of Consumption: Contexts of Selling
    -Special Study Subject
    -Curating and Collecting the Contemporary
    -Modernisms and Postmodernisms
    -Handmade: The Politics of Craft

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