FF:IMK081 Visual Studies - Course Information
IMK081 Visual StudiesFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Mgr. František Kůst (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Jana Horáková, Ph.D.
- Fri 26. 2. 13:20–14:55 G03, Fri 26. 3. 13:20–14:55 G03, Fri 23. 4. 13:20–14:55 G03, Fri 21. 5. 13:20–14:55 G03
- This course provides medial, semiotic and visual aspect of Visual studies. Throu each lessons, every perspective of Visual studies are theoretically based and discussed. The course is designed to understand a construction of Visual studies in field of Interactive theory of New Media.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Theory of Interactive Media (programme FF, B-OT) (2)
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students will be able to:
Define the basic term from the field of contemporary theories of media, communication, semiotics, and visual culture
Explain theories of mediation and cultural transmission
Summarize findings from the field media and the visual arts
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Communication Theory
- 3. Structuralism and Semiotics: Intro
- 4. Intertextuality, Semiosis, Cultural Encyclopedia
- 5. Cultural Theory: Medium / Artwork / Image/ Spectacle / Simulacrum: Benjamin, Debord, Baudrillard
- 6. Postmodernism: Overview of Postmodern Theory and Issues
- 7. Introduction to Mediology: Media and Institutions of Mediation
- 8. Visual Culture and Mediology
- 9. Working with Mediology: Popular Culture, Visual Culture, Art
- 10. Seminar, Closing lesson
- Hazard Adams, ed., Critical Theory Since 1965. Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, 1989. ISBN: 0813008441.
- William Gibson, Pattern Recognition. New York: Putnam, 2003; Berkeley Publishing Group; Reprint edition (February 1, 2004) ISBN: 0425192938
- The visual culture reader. Edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2002. xix, 737. ISBN 0415252229. info
- Jessica Evans, Visual Culture: The Reader. Sage Publications/Open University. 1999; repr. 2003Uta Grosenick, ed.
- Teaching methods
- lectures (One 1.5 hour class per week plus tutorials once per semester) seminars
- Assessment methods
- Evaluation: written test, presentation
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4x za semestr.