Visual culture studies 123

Module code VKK 123
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Images across media: historical perspectives

This module presents a historical overview of the ways in which images have appeared across media in visual culture from a specific African vantage point within the global. This is done by means of exploring key modes, themes and visual texts with the aim of fostering an understanding of how historical events and cultural and ideological trends underpin the visual. Among the topics that may be covered are the progression of graphic and industrial design from the Industrial Revolution, photography, art, fashion, dress, magazines, printed culture and postcards. The module also provides an introduction to research approaches and methods in the field of visual culture. 


Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Visual Arts
Period of presentation Semester 2

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