VIS4002 Visual Aesthetics
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BCAH or BVAH or MSTA
Debates related to questions of meaning, theory, history, and contemporary aesthetic studies and its context within the visual arts. This course introduces students to a consideration of these questions through a selection of essays drawn from particular areas such as psychoanalysis, phenomenology, critical theory, structuralism, post-structuralism, modernism, postmodernism, aesthetic analysis, German idealism and current contemporary debates. . Students who undertake the On-campus mode of study will be undertaking research where they will be developing studio work. The studio research will be underpinned by historical and theoretical debates. For students undertaking online study the course will consist of a series of on-line lectures supported by readings that informhistorical, modern and contemporary theoretical debates.