GOAL OF THE MINOR

The minor in Visual Art and Society is a collaboration between the Art History, History and Dutch Language and Culture programs. It consists of four courses (30 EC in  total), introducing key aspects of modern visual and sensual cultures over the period 1850 to today.

CONTENT OF THE COURSES

Why is our culture so ocularcentric? How did the hierarchy of the senses come into being and can we overturn it? What is the perceptual impact of the so called lower senses (touch, smell, taste)… ? How do art and politics behave and act in moments of crisis and situations of political and social conflict? How do artists, writers, designers, architects… use Manifestos to express their desire for another kind of world, another kind of art and literature…? These and other questions will be answered by docents and they will be researched by students.

How? By taking a closer look at Instagram, literature, art, magazines, cooking, photography, film, fashion, shops and shopping, city planning, perfume, exhibitions, war and terror, politics and much more.

You will learn methods, theories and conceptual frameworks enabling you to delve deeper into this extensive domain of study. You will learn to consider the societal and ideological treatment of images and the political and economic realities in which they circulate. You will learn how to contextualise artistic Manifestos and you will learn different methodologies by which you can research our sensual and visual experience of art, literature, film, and other both artistic as well as non-artistic cultural objects and events.   

Blok 3

KU1V16001
The senses, art and visual culture
Level 1
7,5 EC

Blok 3

TL2V15007
Manifesto: 100 Years of Avant-Garde
Level 2
7,5 EC

Blok 4

GE3V13015
Politics of Images
Level 3
7,5 EC

Blok 4

KU3V12001
Photography, Film and Video as Art
Level 3
7,5 EC

Application and registration

How to register for this minor and its course modules, depends on whether you are a student of Utrecht University or not.

Utrecht University students can register for a minor and the individual modules online via OSIRIS during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. You must register for both the minor itself and each course module individually.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the minor and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

REGISTRATION STUDY RESULTS

Once you have completed the course modules, provided that you were enrolled for both the minor itself and each course module individually in OSIRIS, the minor and study results will be listed on your Study Progress Review.

Deviation standard programme

If you wish to deviate from the standard minor programme, you must request approval from the Board of Examiners of the Bachelor's programme that offers the minor.

Students from other Universities can register for the minor and each course module using the digital registration form (doc) during the Faculty of Humanities course registration period. Please send the form -preferably via email- to the Student Desk Humanities.

Courses with Selected Entry

If you wish to register for a course with selected entry (selection committee), you must register for the course and the individual course modules during the first week of the course registration period. An overview of courses with selected entry will be available on the website one week prior to the course registration period.

Study results

Once you have completed the course modules with as passing result, you can apply for a list of grades (transcript) of the minor programme at the Student Desk Humanities.

More information

If you wish to know more, or have questions about this minor, please contact the Student Desk Humanities.

Minor coordinator
Telephone number: 030 253 6236