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Visual Culture and Contemporary Art

Basic information of the minor

Code: ARTS3075

Extent: 15 ECTS

Language: English

Organizing department: Department of Art

Teacher in charge: Pia Euro

Target group: All master level students in Aalto University

Application procedure:

Application time: 15.-31.5.2017

The general application procedure for minors at Aalto University, see application periods and instructions.

The applicant is expected to
a) write a motivation letter (max 1 A4 sheet) which includes a description of his / her former experience, interests and also motivations for joining ViCCA minor studies and
b) to present a portfolio with a minimum of 4 work examples.
The motivation letter and portfolio should be attached to the application in the eAge system.

Quotas and restrictions: 2-4 students.                   

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.

Content and structure of the minor

ViCCA minor is aimed for students who want to extend their professional understanding through methods of contemporary art, or apply practices of visual culture and contemporary art in their professional agency. The ViCCA minor gives tools to understand the role and possibilities of art in contemporary society.

Content

ViCCA minor consists of three courses and of personal tutoring. The minor students will make a personal study plan with the lecturer in charge of the minor selecting the courses from the list below. The studies will be done alongside with the students of the ViCCA major and the minor students bring their personal knowledge and viewpoint to the multidisciplinary ViCCA community.

See also: www.vicca.fi

Timing

The minor can be started every year. Students are expected to start their minor studies in the autumn term 2017, study right is valid one academic year 2017-2018.

Structure of the minor

Code

Name

Credits

Site, senses and situations

 

TAI-E3100

Immersion. Experiments in spatiality and multisensority

5

TAI-E3101

Context, site and situation

5

TAI-E3102

In-between. Extensions in artistic practice

5

TAI-E3103

Mediums and Dimensions

5

TAI-E3104

Situated Urban

5

TAI-E3105

Invisible environments

5

TAI-E3106

Sites, senses and situations studio

5

TAI-E3124

Histories of Contemporary Art

5

Beings and Things

 

TAI-E3017

Research as artistic practice

5

TAI-E3018

Living and non-living, a sliding matter

5

TAI-E3109

Interspecies dialoguee

5

TAI-E3112

Beings and things studio

5

TAI-E3125

Environment. Now?

5

TAI-E3126

Space, vibes and microbes

5

TAI-E3128

Grounds of Theory

5

Words and Spaces

TAI-E3113

Authorship and agency

5

TAI-E3114

Images, tropes and narratives

5

TAI-E3115

Experimental theory workshop

5

TAI-E3116

Literary spaces in art

5

TAI-E3117

Film as culture, film as contemporary art

5

TAI-E3118

Artistic research practices

5

TAI-E3119

Words and spaces studio

5

TAI-E3123

Philosophy of art for post-contemporary artists

5

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