Visual Cultures 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module will cover a range of topics, including (for example) • Look at how different media are elevated, or lowered, from a cultural and artistic perspective • Arguments relating to race, class, gender and sexuality • The relationship between television dramas and social and political questions • The nature of visual and audio-visual journalism • The relationship between the medium and the message, and the specificity of particular media • Changes to the industries producing audio-visual and visual texts
-threshold -D GradeSubmitted work is adequate and shows an acceptable level of competence as follows:-Generally accurate but with omissions and errors-Assertions are made without clear supporting evidence or reasoning-Has structure but is lacking in clarity and therefore relies on the reader to make links and assumptions-Draws on a relatively narrow range of material
-good -B gradeSubmitted work is competent throughout and distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates:-Very good structure and logically developed arguments-Draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student-Assertions are backed by evidence and sound reasoning-Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style
-excellent -A gradeSubmitted work is of an outstanding quality and excellent in one or more of the following ways:-Has originality of exposition with the student’s own thinking being readily apparent-Provides clear evidence of extensive and relevant independent study-Arguments are laid down with clarity and provide the reader with successive stages of consideration to reach conclusions
-another level-C GradeSubmitted work is competent throughout and occasionally distinguished by superior style, approach and choice of supporting materials. It demonstrates:-Good structure and logically developed arguments-At least in parts draws on material that has been sourced and assessed as a result of independent study, or in a way unique to the student-Assertions are, in the main, backed by evidence and reasoning-Accuracy and presentation in an appropriate academic style
- You will be able to compare and appraise key theoretical concepts that can be applied to the study of visual culture.
- You will be able to conduct close textual analysis of different media forms in accordance with your understanding of critical and theoretical models.
- You will be able to offer critiques regarding substantial issues within visual culture around medium specificity and digitalisation.
- You will examine different forms of visual culture in terms of their historical, social, political and institutional specificity.
Critique A critique of one piece of visual culture in terms of either its historical, social, political or institutional specificity - or some combination of all of them
Critical essay A critical essay that engages in substantive scholarly debate about an aspect of visual culture studied on the module