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DT533
Contemporary Visual Culture

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Students learn about the production and mediation of visual culture across the fields of art, design, film, photography, exhibition and digital and print media today. The programme brings the past and present together to understand how visual culture functions in today’s world. There are modules on theories of visual culture, histories of art and design, site visits and work placements, as well as lectures from visiting practitioners who document, mediate and promote visual culture today.

On the BA Contemproary Visual Culture is centred on academic excellence in research practice, writing and presentation skills. With a blend of individual and group learning, written assignments and presentation work, you will apply your research to the contemporary industries of visual culture: from art galleries, design companies and museums to publishing and media outlets.

You learn about:

key trends and debates in recent cultural history, recent histories of art and design, the main philosophical and sociological theories underpinning contemporary visual culture including: aesthetics, postcolonial theory, strategies of protest, theories of vision and spectacle, methods of history-making through material culture, research practices including the use of archival, primary, and secondary sources, critical methods of analysis 
the relationship between research and industries of visual culture 

and you will also learn how to

research and critique visual culture through the application of professional-standard writing and editorial skills, utilize and develop multi-media presentation and documentation systems, including visual, print and web technologies, apply research on visual culture to current industry contexts 
work independently to initiate and undertake in-depth research on visual culture relevant to contemporary society, collaborate on team projects to organize and curate publications and events on visual culture


 
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This course will take place in Grangegorman Campus from 2014


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Graduates will be able to work in visual culture industries, in sectors promoting and mediating visual culture. These roles include researchers, audience advocates, exhibition planners, project archivists, cultural policy advisors, research developers, and cultural journalists: critics, writers and broadcasters for publications and popular media on visual culture.



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